The SRM has an impressive array of vintage railway buildings. Here are just a few:
Argo Station is the flagship building of the Saskatchewan Railway Museum. It is a standard Grand Trunk Pacific type “E” station. Built at Argo, Saskatchewan southwest of Biggar in 1913 for $2011, it was sold to a local farmer in 1961 and served as a farm house until the 1990’s. It was then moved to Unity, Sask. where the plan was to use it as a business. This plan failed and the station was donated to the museum and moved to our site in 2000.
Originally, Argo Station had a waiting room, office, agent’s bedroom, living room, kitchen and bunkhouse on the main floor and two bedrooms and a storage room on the second floor. The kitchen wing was demolished when it was moved off railway property. It was reconstructed when the building was on SRM property.
It is believed that Argo never had a permanent agent and that the Section Foreman’s family occupied the living quarters. Normally, a Section foreman would be provided a house separate from the station.
Unity Freight Shed
Old Gift Shop
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