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5 miles straight
west of Midale
(Red Rd in 1927 map below)
then 2 1/4 miles south to Elswick (Orange rd)
When the train
was running here,
it was a whistle stop 12 miles East of Goodwater.
Just east of
(orange rd in map below)
Looking on Google Earth
There is a large Oil Company station
located on almost the same spot.
Of course no sign of Elswick or the railroad.
the road into the Oil station
would be the old railroad right of way.
Longitude- 103° 32' West
Located at NW
Section 2, Township 5, Range 12, W2
the Canadian Northern Line
June 6, 1919 this became the Canadian National Railway
bridge over the Souris River, near Elswick
Last Train thru
Elswick, winter of 1946/47
Part of my Dad's 1927 map
Post Office in
No Elevator known.
Souris River Shown here is now the Raferty Dam reservoir
and not the little stream as in 1927
School Shown on
Waite School I think?
a mile and a 1/2 from Elswick
on NW Section 12, Township 5, Range 12, W2
"Elswick had a large barn, with high stone walls,
operating Feed Mill, a Section House,
and 2 spacious coal sheds."
Post Office History
Electoral District: Weyburn (SK)
Opened July 1, 1911
Section 3, Township 5, Range 12, W2
Closed Oct 31, 1927
Re-Opened Dec 1, 1928
NE Section 3, Township 5, Range 12, W2
Office Closed May 5, 1930
the Store at Elswick
Name of Postmaster
Date of Appointment
Date of Vacancy
Cause of Vacancy
John Albert Huff
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John Albert Huff
b- Mar 1879 in ON
d- 1945 in ON
wife- Marietta "Gertie" Huff, nee Doolittle
b- May 1884 in ON
d- 1951 in ON
per 1911 census
they had these children
daughter- Betrace Huff
b- Mar 1903 in ON
son- Cecil Huff
b- May 1905 in SK
but the Macoun
page 318, lists other names ?
Joesph Edward "Ned" Sanderson
b- Oct 4, 1884 in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
d- Apr 9, 1940 at Emo, ON
See Macoun History book,