Elswick, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated area

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 Highway 606 (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.

Latitude- 49° 22' North
Longitude- 103° 32' West

Located at NW Section 2, Township 5, Range 12, W2

Elevation 1876 ft.

Originally on the Canadian Northern Line
June 6, 1919 this became the Canadian National Railway

Railway Trestle 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 1927
No Elevator known.
Souris River Shown here is now the Raferty Dam reservoir
and not the little stream as in 1927

School Shown on map-
Waite School I think?
a mile and a 1/2 from Elswick
on NW Section 12, Township 5, Range 12, W2

per Macoun history book
“Elswick had a large barn, with high stone walls, operating Feed Mill, a Section House, and 2 spacious coal sheds.”

Post Office History

Federal Electoral District: Weyburn (SK)
Office 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
Located in the Store at Elswick

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
John Albert Huff (see below) 1911-07-01 1917-12-15 Resignation
Joseph Edward “Ned” Sanderson (see below) 1918-02-19 1927-06-16 Resignation, Closed
George M. Raymond 1928-12-01 1929-10-23 Resignation

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The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

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 History book, 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, Page 493


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