Grosse Isle, MB
Grosse Isle is a close-knit bedroom community located approximately 20 minutes northwest of Winnipeg on Provincial Highway #6.
Grosse Isle is home to the Prairie Dog Central, initiated in 1970 by The Vintage Locomotive Society Inc., the first operations were in July, 1970. From 1970 – 1974, the train operated out of Charleswood on the now-abandoned Canadian National Cabot Subdivision. From 1975 to 1996 the train operated out of St. James, immediately west of Polo Park on a now abandoned Canadian National Railways line.
In 1999 the station, now a Federal Heritage Site, was moved to its present location at Inkster Junction . The Vintage Locomotive Society Inc. purchased the former Oak Point Subdivision from Canadian National Railways in 1999. Originally constructed between 1905 and 1910 by Mackenzie & Mann for the Canadian Northern Railway, it became part of the cross-Canada Canadian National Railways system in 1923.
Along with the area amenities and schools Grosse Isle is a well-established, thriving and growing community in the RM of Rockwood. A great place to stop for an lazy summer afternoon or even better, a great neighbourhood to call Home!
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