Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 235


Canadian National Railway Station
Railway Avenue,
Fisher Branch

Canadian National Railway Station

Designation Date: November 6, 2002
Designation Authority: R.M. of Fisher
Present Owner: Fisher Branch Community Club, Rolling Memories Museum

The Fisher Branch CNR Station is a fine representative of one of the modest, straightforward standardized station designs used in the early 1900s by the Canadian Northern Railway, a predecessor of the CNR, as it expanded throughout southern Manitoba. The structure’s orderly, uncomplicated form with little ornamentation is given elegance through the broad expanse of its slightly bellcast, hipped roof broken by large dormers and supported by unfussy brackets. Half devoted to railway traffic, and half to housing the station agent’s family, the building recalls the vital roles train stations held for rural Manitoba towns, representing development, growth and links to the larger world. Taken out of service in 1980, the station today remains a vital component in the community as the Rolling Memories Museum.

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