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Painting stage of my latest project: a Grand Trunk Pacific Type B Station (express freight & passenger) with passenger shelter and 12 sided water tower!  Then adding some details and such!

The models are based on real structures that once graced the shores of Cooking Lake, Alberta (Canada).  The popular vacationing place on the GTP mainline saw constant rail and motor traffic, with special trains diverging from the usual weekly schedule on Fridays.  Towards the end of GTP's life, executives visited the rather large lake (at the time) with the intention of building their own large-scale resort complete with golf and swimming facilities.  These plans were scrapped when the railway folded, and new Canadian National management elected to focus on a resort in Jasper, Alberta instead.

In the decades following the late 1920s, the lake level proceeded to drop to the low level it is today.  No longer is (North) Cooking Lake town along the shore, no longer is commercial fishing done, nor do regattas of sailboats float alongside motor ferries to the former sandy beaches.  I don't recall when the station was demolished, though I imagine it was in the 1950's.

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