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CPR Windsor Street Station

Long known as simply Windsor Station, site of the CPR System Headquarters (1889-1996) located in downtown Montreal on Windsor Street which was later renamed Peel Street. Expanded three times, the last in 1916 it had 11 deadend tracks.

Windsor Street Station circa 1900

Aerial view 1918 Track and building plan

Platform level of Windsor Station. October 1940 Bud Laws Collection




"Heavenly City" one of six 1928 designs for a new Montreal terminal of 34 tracks with a 40 storey tower.
One plan included electrification. It was even offered to the CNR as a union station.
The Great Depression came along and all was forgotten.
Derek Boles Collection




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