Sunday, January 09, 2011
One day when visiting Cora's in the St. Boniface area of Winnipeg, I stumbled across the Resto Gare, a restaurant built into the old CN St. Boniface station and a railway car. Resto Gare features fine French cuisine, appropriate for the French area of Winnipeg.
The car was built by Canadian Car & Foundry (CC&F) in 1914 as observation car #9647 for the Canadian Northern Railway. It became CN sleeper #1458 "TRENTON" and ended its career as CN Rules Instruction Car #15022.
There is still an active rail line behind the station. I believe it is the CN St. Boniface spur but I am not sure.
Someday I'll have to go eat there and have a look inside.