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Ontario Railway Stations

Forest

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Illustration: J.D. Irvine, 1997, from an early photo of the first station

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    ca. 1907

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    ca. 1908

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Publisher: Pugh Manufacturing Ltd., Toronto, ca. early 1900s

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Publisher: Rumsey & Co., Toronto, ca. 1914

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    The Station Library (replica)

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, 2016

The first station in Forest was built in 1860 by the GTR. It lasted until 1898 when it was destroyed by fire. The second station was built in 1901. Passenger service ended in 1956. The building was then said to have been purchased by a farmer and relocated.

In 1985, working from original plans and drawings, the community built a replica of the original station. It is now home to the public library and a community patio.