Monthly Archives: May 2015

323 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture32011/05, CPR Napinka Sub. View- Looking S.W. on Mile 15 between Pilot Mound and Crystal City. End of the rail bed and more land for the farmer. Here is one location where the farmer has already taken matters into his own hand. The rail bed is virtually gone, covered with crop. Crystal City is visible in the distance. (Click on photo for detail) © Text and Photos exclusive copyright of N. Froese.

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322 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture22011/05, Same location after track salvage. Former CPR Napinka Sub. Mile 13, rail bed running S.W. to Crystal City. Former Co-op, now Esso  fertilizer depot on the right. Also a U Haul business? (Click on photo for detail) © Text and Photos exclusive copyright of N. Froese.

318 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture3Date ____? CPR/LaRiviere Sub. Mile 12.4 Pilot Mound. A “type 4” station with an Atlantic steam locomotive approaching from the W. This station was replaced in 1930 by a “type 15” station which was built for $8665. Stucco was applied in 1972. The station was sold in 1972 on the condition of removal. (“Canadian Pacific’s Western Depots”, Bohi and Kozma, 1993), Photo – Winnipeg Photo – Canadian Archives

317 The Napinka Subdivision, Mile 0 to Mile 49.

Picture21997/07, CPR Napinka Sub. Mile 12. Pilot Mound Manitoba Pool Elevator. Manitoba Pool Elevators merged with Alberta Wheat Pool to form Agricore Cooperative which was the last farmer owned grain shipping co-op, before the merger with United Grain Growers to form a new company named Agricore United in 2001. This elevator was torn down in 2003/08. (Information source: website – GrainElevators.ca) P (Click on photo for detail) © Text and Photos exclusive copyright of N. Froese.