Georgetown's New Railway Station

Georgetown's New Railway Station (HM1IWP)

Location: Georgetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1L0 Kings County
Country: Canada
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N 46° 10.825', W 62° 32.319'

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Nouvelle gare ferroviaire de Georgetown

English:
The railway and the steamship lines serving Prince Edward Island became major drivers to a new industry which became known as tourism. Realizing soon after the railway was open for service in 1875 that more and more of their passengers were visitors from neighbouring provinces and New England, they began to promote the virtues of the Island. Many of the visitors were ex-patriots but many were not. The bulk of the traffic occurred in the non-winter months, just as now.
Railway buildings were sturdy utilitarian structures distinctive but never attractive. The turn of the 20th century seemed to mark a turning point. Georgetown got a beautiful new architect-designed station in 1903. It was located at the intersection of the head of the Railway Wharf and the Montague Ferry Wharf. A second-storey, hexagonal pagoda-style viewing room overlooked both ferry routes. Painted light green with white trim, it was intended as an attractive first impression for visitors entering the scenic natural harbour. The structure did not survive after passenger service ceased in the 1960s but a full-scale replica, opened in 2006 was built as a symbol of Georgetown's history as a regional transportation hub. Interpretation panels are located inside.
French:
Les voies ferroviaires et navigables qui desservent l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard sont devenues les principaux catalyseurs d'une nouvelle industrie, connue sous le nom de tourisme. En réalisant pue après l'ouverture de la gare ferroviaire en 1875 qu'un nombre croissant de passagers étaient de visiteurs des provinces voisines et de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, la compagnie a commencé à promouvoir les vertus de l'Île. De nombreux visiteurs étaient de ex-patriotes, mais de nombreux autres ne l'étaient pas La majeure partie des visiteurs évitaient les mois d'hiver pour se rendre sur l'Île, tout comme maintenant.
Les bâtiments ferroviaires étaient de solides constructions utilitaires, distinctive mais loin d'être attrayantes. L'arrivée du 20ᵉ siècle a semblé marquer un point tournant. En 1903, la gare de Georgetown a été transformée en magnifique gare au design architectural. Elle était située à l'intersection de la tête du quai ferroviaire et du quai de traversier de Montague. Un amphithéâtre hexagonal à deux étages de style pagode surplombait de deux voies. Peint en vert pâle agrémenté de boiseries blanches, l'édifice avait été conçu pour attirer au premier coup d'oeil les visiteurs qui arrivaient dans ce pittoresque port naturel. La structure n'a pas survécu à l'interruption du trafic voyageur dans les années 1960, mais une réplique à l'échelle réelle, ouverte en 2006, a été construite pour symboliser l'historie de Georgetown à titre de plaque tournante de transport régional. On trouve des panneaux d'interpretation à l'intérieur du bâtiment.
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HM NumberHM1IWP
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Placed ByTrans Canada Trail & Prince Edward Island
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Date Added Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 535607 N 5114196
Decimal Degrees46.18041667, -62.53865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 10.825', W 62° 32.319'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 10' 49.5" N, 62° 32' 19.14" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Richmond St, Georgetown Prince Edward Island C0A 1L0, CA
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