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McAdam Railway Station, McAdam

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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 place was totally unknown to us we had heard it was worth the drive to see it. We were not disappointed. The Station is spectaculiar and is a great place to visit. We were greeted by the most fri...  read more »
  • We were greeted at the door and it was explained what we could expect for the railway tour experiences offered. Full tour is the way to go...hands down! We started off by entering the Lunch Counter fo...  read more »
  • we didn't know what to expect when we drove about 2 hours from eastport Me. Not much in the town itself, two places to eat that alternate when they are open but that being said the railway station and...  read more »
  • 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.
  • This historic railroad station is a must see. It's open at sporadic times so call ahead first.