ALBERTA

Historic Alberta Train Station Damaged By Fire

09/21/2015 11:24 EDT | Updated 09/21/2016 05:12 EDT
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BEISEKER, Alta. — A piece of southern Alberta’s history has been damaged by fire.

Crews were called in early Friday morning to the old Bassano train station in Beiseker.

The building was moved to the community a few years ago to become a part of the Alberta Centennial Railway Museum, which has a few train cars on-site already.

Beiseker Mayor Ray Courtman says the south end of the building has collapsed but the fire department managed to save the north end.

Courtman says the building was vacant at the time, as restoration efforts were still being planned.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Photos of the station during and after the blaze are below:



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