Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On Finding stuff with Google Street View

So, I'm doing some research for a Wikipedia article, and I need to find the location of a former railway station in Montreal. It hasn't been used since 1912, so it's not easy to find. Not to mention, directions are given weirdly in Montreal. I'm not quite sure how you can give directions as being east or west of a street that runs east to west, but they do, somehow.

In any case, I was stuck. So I just went on Google Maps and turned on Street View, and started looking around. And then I found it:

Not only does the former station building still exist, but several tracks have been preserved as well, right down to the metal stops on the ends.

(In case you're interested, it's Dalhousie Square Station).

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