McAdam Railway Station, McAdam

The McAdam Railway Station is a large railway station that dominates the village of McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada.The station is the largest passenger station in the province but since the December 17, 1994, abandonment of Via Rail's Atlantic passenger train, it no longer sees rail service and is partially used as a museum.Railway historyMcAdam's railway history is traced to the 1850s–1860s when the St. Andrews and Quebec Railway was built through the area on the way toward Woodstock using a survey from the 1840s when the Canada–United States border north of the Saint Croix River was undecided and British North America stood a reasonable chance of acquiring title to the entire Saint John River watershed. The Aroostook War and the Webster–Ashburton Treaty settled the current boundary and eliminated any chance of the SA&Q building across that territory. McAdam was a small community called City Camp and comprised several lumber camps.During the late 1860s, the European and North American Railway project's "Western Extension" was constructed from Saint John to the boundary at Saint Croix where it linked with another E&NA line from Bangor to Vanceboro.
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  • This was a nice place to see and learn the history that goes with it..From the Train Station itself, telegraph room to the 50's style Diner added in that era.Lot's of historical items..really worth a ...  more »
  • On New Brunswick route 4 in McAdam just as you leave the Canadian customs after arrival from the USA. Played a huge role in railroad traffic, especially during the era of steam engines. The property i...  more »
  • This was once the hub of all rail traffic for Eastern Canada and the US! The stories surrounding this station and it's hotel came alive on the tour we took; even a ghost story or two included. We tour...  more »
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  • Lovely old railway station on the lake. My grandfather worked and stayed here sometimes, long before I was born, so I've always wanted to see it , but i didn't make it out until 2015. I'll have to bring my mother out sometime, and hopefully get to try a slice of Railway Pie, as the cafeteria was closed the day I went due to a staff meeting. It's worth noting that as this place uses summer students and volunteers, it's mostly just open in the summer, and again a little bit in December for Christmas at the Station. Please contact them to see if they'll be open when you plan to visit!
  • Stopped in on a whim one Saturday afternoon. I've lived in this province all my life and never visited this place before. It was very surprising. Our kids (6 & 9) had a great time too. Amazing story behind the station both past and present. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I'm glad the village of McAdam didn't give up on this fantastic heritage building.
  • These hours are incorrect - we traveled to McAdam yesterday (Dec 20) and the station was closed. The decorations are beautiful and we had hoped to experience them in person. Very displeased.
  • Wonderful history and great pie!
  • Nice place to stop by and visit. Beautiful building. You can take a tour (we didn't) but it costs $6. Rest rooms and gift shop available.

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