Medicine Hat's train station gained designation and protection as a Heritage Railway Station by the federal government in 1991, however the interior has been modified for continued use. As a kid I had a model station for my train set that resembled this popular early 20th century style. It's the reason this building has always looked iconic in my eyes. I can't help but wonder what a flurry of activity there must have been every time a train rolled into town, especially back in those early years when the railway truly was the lifeline for the community.
|This old gate was removed not long after I shot this picture.|
|Newsstand in the Medicine Hat Train Station ca. 1921|