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Date: 07/03/19 11:51
Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: eminence_grise

In the spring of 1975, Quebec Palais station was scheduled for closure, as the platforms were in the way of a freeway interchange.

The closure took place, however public pressure resulted in the station being re-opened some years later, with the tracks and platforms on a different alignment.

Some parts of Quebec Palais didn't survive, the boiler house and express building are gone.

I'm intrigued by the tracks in the foreground on the second image, now just a parking lot.

Palais had a single through track with a long canopy, on the south side of the station. 

The Quebec Government built the large chateau style office building to the west of the station.








Date: 07/03/19 12:28
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: refarkas

Beautiful station.
Bob



Date: 07/03/19 13:47
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: perklocal

Nice ! A copper clad classic.



Date: 07/03/19 14:17
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: moonliter

Phil, there were two more stations beside Palais Station, Parent Street Station and the St Paul Street Station and I've seen photos of Quebec Railway, Light & Power (CN after 1951-52) trains running in front of or on the side of Palais Station. So they would be CN tracks.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/19 14:26 by moonliter.



Date: 07/03/19 18:09
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: RuleG

Thanks for posting your photos of my favourite Canadian railway station.



Date: 07/03/19 20:46
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: CA_Sou_MA_Agent

eminence_grise Wrote:
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> Palais had a single through track with a long canopy, on the south side of the station. 


Where did that track go to?  I was under the impression that the station was strictly stub-ended.  Is there a publication anywhere that shows the "before" and "after" of the track arrangement?  I was there about twenty years ago and seem to remember that we went underground into something almost like an underground parking garage to get the the tracks (not very many) and the train to Montreal.  
 



Date: 07/04/19 00:40
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: ghCBNS

CA_Sou_MA_Agent Wrote:
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> eminence_grise Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Palais had a single through track with a
> long canopy, on the south side of the station. 
>
> Where did that track go to?  I was under the
> impression that the station was strictly
> stub-ended.  Is there a publication anywhere that
> shows the "before" and "after" of the track
> arrangement?  I was there about twenty years ago
> and seem to remember that we went underground into
> something almost like an underground parking
> garage to get the the tracks (not very many) and
> the train to Montreal.

The CPR tracks coming in from the upper-left are now gone and that was the alignment with the platform canopies in Phil’s photos above.

The through track led to the CNR bridge across the St. Charles River....and this is the alignment all trains use today (approaching from the top of the map, 90 deg to the CP tracks)

https://goo.gl/maps/SLYPdoJ94qXPX9bg9

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Date: 07/04/19 00:46
Re: Quebec Palais station, 1975
Author: ghCBNS

Tracks are now in an enclosed “train-garage/shed” with high level platforms.








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