|Fire damage to Beiseker train station - from Rocky View Fire Department|
This station was originally built in Bassano, AB in 1911, was moved to Beiseker AB in 2012. A foundation was built for the train station and it was slated to be moved onto the foundation and restored. When I passed through Beiseker in July 2013, it was still on the beams used to move the station.
|Beiseker (Bassano) train station, 2013|
This station was not the only station in Beiseker. I believe the town owns the ex CP train station, a more modest structure built in 1913, with caboose CP 434592 and insulated boxcar CP 165017.
|Beiseker train station and caboose|
It all sits in a fenced enclosure.
The town of Beiseker is still served by rail via the CN Three Hills subdivision, which is part of the Calgary-Edmonton line. It used to be served by the CP Langdon subdivision, which was abandoned close to 20 years ago. The museum equipment is along the former CP right-of-way.
I hope the society/museum can recover from this tremendous setback and make something useful out of their collection.