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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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  • Visiting in the summer is a wonderful experience. The guided tours and railroad pie are very enjoyable. However touring the station done up for Christmas is not to be missed. There are so many fabulou...  more »
  • There are two things you can't help but feel after visiting the McAdam Railway Station. One is how grand the railway was in its day, which you can feel by the majesty of the existing station and imagi...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Impressive restoration and enthusiastic guides.
  • This historic railroad station is a must see. It's open at sporadic times so call ahead first.