CNoR 3rd Class Depot in Cereal, Alberta

Cereal Alberta is about 300 km East of Calgary on Highway 9 on the way to Saskatoon. It was named Model Train Plans for Structures after the number of grain crops grown in the area used for breakfast cereals. Not surprisingly, farmers relied on the railroad to ship their crops to major markets.

The Canadian Northern, later Canadian National Railway used this design in several locations across Canada and into Minnesota. This 3rd Class depot has been moved slightly west of the original site to it's present location, and along with other buildings from the area is now part of museum. We had occasion to visit while on route to another site, and had a personal guided tour.

CN Station in Cereal Alberta now a Museum Ticket Window

Vintage threshing machine Rear view showing kitchen

Plans varied, but rear extension was often used as kitchen Freight shed looking West

Freight shed looking North Freight shed looking East toward passenger area

Upstairs Bedroom.  Depots often served as Stationmasters home Upstairs Bedroom

Upstairs Bedroom Stairwell from top floor

Sometimes part of the waiting room was partitioned to increase living area. Passenger waiting room

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