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The Canadian Pacific Railway’s station in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada was

built in 1908 as a division point station between Yorkton, Saskatchewan, 148

miles (238 km) to the east and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 84 miles (136 km) to

the west. Later it became a division point between Regina, Saskatchewan, 107

miles (172 km) to the south and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 156 miles (252

km) to the north.

The CPR used standard plans to construct its stations. The Lanigan station is a

standard branch line divisional point Type 14 depot using plan E22-2. Only eight

stations of this type were built in Western Canada. Only two remain, the other

in Outlook, Saskatchewan.

The floor is constructed of 2 X 10 inch fir joists and double boards, later partly

concrete. The walls are 2 X 6 inch studs. The lower part of the east and west

walls are 24 inch drop siding. The rest of the building has ½ x 6 inch lap siding.

There are heavy beams on the exterior. The roof has wooden rafters covered

with fir boards and cedar shingles. The attic has rafters that are tied together to

the ceiling joists to resemble trussed rafters.

The station remained in service until 1994 when it was purchased by the town of

Lanigan and moved approximately 300 feet east and 10 feet north from its

original location on the same side of the track, and restored. Only the station

and the railway yard (still in use) remain. Construction in 1908 included the

station, water tower, coal dock, eight sidetracks and a four-stall roundhouse.

Information provided by the Lanigan and District Heritage Association.


Posted: June 28, 2013


Canadian Pacific Railway’s Lanigan Station


KUID 431633:109063 Lanigan SK Station. (My first Trainz Asset. Made with Blender.)


Lanigan Station 1908.


Lanigan Station back and east side.


May 19, 2013


Lanigan Station, front (track side).


May 19, 2013


KUID 431633:109063 front.


KUID 431633:109063 front and east end.