Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 142


Reston Canadian Pacific
Railway Engine House

Reston Canadian Pacific Railway Engine House

Designation Date: December 11, 1996
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Pipestone
Present Owner: privately owned

In 1908 the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a branch line between Reston and Wolseley, Saskatchewan. As the eastern terminus of the service, known locally as "The Peanut," Reston was quickly built up, with a station, section houses, water tower, coal dock, wood sheds and a line of elevators. To provide repair services, and to turn the locomotives around for the trip back to Wolseley, a fan-shaped engine house and a turntable were added. In 1930 the engine house was closed and was sold and converted for use as a seed house. In 1961 the line itself was closed and in 1969 the station was removed.

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