By the Train Tracks

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Close-Up, Landscapes, Rural Decay
A dreary morning in December, I traipsed in the snow by the nearly deserted railway, in Gravelbourg, SK to capture the sense of forlornness of this site.

The construction of the Canadian National Railway station in 1913 brought with it said railway.  The Canadian National Railway provided passenger services twice weekly, transported coal, supplies, freight, mail and brought back grain, cattle, swine and cream.

As cars and buses enticed many passengers away from the train, the passenger services were discontinued in the late 50’s.

In 1984 the Gravelbourg line was assigned to the Canadian Pacific Railway, and continues to be used to transport grain.

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Entranced by rural and urban decay. I am drawn to these forlorn sites because they emote conflicting sentiments of beauty and disintegration.

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