The operator's bay was the center of communication for the station and for the community as a whole. The telegraph operator had many tasks to complete: receiving and shipping express, selling tickets, giving train orders to train crews, sending/receiving telegrams, completing clerical work, and representing the railroad to the public. When visiting RMEO, drop by his office to watch the operator recreate these tasks and ask him to send a telegram or you using Morse Code.
Telegraph was last used in Canada on the railroad in 1972. As the original texting machine, it still out performs texting on cell phones in most competitions. Ask the operator to challenge you to a messaging duel!