This is one of the most interesting sights I have run across.
This is right beside the North Saskatchewan river. When you drive into Heinsburg you drive down the side of the riverbank down to the water tower. This is the view from the bank. Heinsburg is flirting with ghost town status. There are some people living here and a number of abandoned buildings.
I happened to get there at the right time to get some great photos.
From the sign near the water tower.
In addition to the rail line and water tank there used to be two grain elevators.
This water tank was completed in July, 1930. In addition to supplying water for the railroad it also provided water for the hotel and the curling rink. The tank stopped being used in the 1960's. Only eight tanks of this size were built in Alberta and this is the only one still standing on its original foundation. Most of the plumbing inside is original.