Gray Shortline Railroad / Centennial Park
The project was conceived when it became known that the light rail along #306 highway would be removed by the end of 2009.
Both CN Railway (ballast) and Cando Consulting (ties, rails, spikes, signs, whatever we needed) agreed to provide the materials necessary to build 66' of rail along Main Street.
All we needed to do, was provide the manpower.
The area has been designated Centennial Park.
Plaque historical highlights:
1911 Railroad surveyed
1912 Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad (GTPR) begins operation
1913 First passenger train
1914 Station built
1920 CN Railway takes over operation of GTPR
1926 The Skunk passenger train (Car #15823) in operation
1952 Power lines come to rural Saskatchewan
1959 Daily passenger service (The Skunk) discontinued
1979 Hamlet of Gray ‘formed’
1980's Grain elevators removed
1995 Rail line 'out of service'
2009 Rail and tie removal. Shortline (66’ rebuilt)