CPR Palais Station Quebec City
Originally intended to be a Union Station with CPR and NTR.
Palais entrance maintains historic signage.
Two views 8/29/1976
Palais station, Quebec City. Check out the automobiles! 10/11/1969 Peter A. Cox
Gateman's tower for level crossing.
This tower was at the throat of Palais station. If you
kept going to the left, you ended in the freight yard and to right you
went to Palais station passenger tracks. The reason it was there was
a small CP freight yard (with freight shed and yard office) immediately
south of Palais station. The road which the crossing tower protected
was very busy with traffic to the port. The throat of the freight yard,
and junctions to port spurs were right there. The conclusion at the
time was that there were switch tenders downstairs, and a gate keeper
upstairs. The thinking was that there was a yardmaster/station master
located in the yard office at the west end of the freight yard (and
right across from the south side of Palais station) who controlled all
the movements out of the CP Palais station and yard. Phil Mason
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