Many towns in Saskatchewan were formed because of the railway. The railway formed the community by establishing the railway, building grain elevators and stations. There are far more towns along railway lines than not. Today, many of the rail lines are gone but you can still find old maps with these rail lines and the old towns, we have a big one hanging on our wall.
The definition of "abandoned"
1. having been deserted or cast off.
Similar: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off, stranded, rejected, dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle, unoccupied, uninhabited
2. unrestrained; uninhibited.
I have been exploring abandoned buildings all over Saskatchewan and beyond since 2007.