Lyleton Grain Elevator

The Lyleton grain elevator
The Lyleton grain elevator

The Lyleton grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator with attached annex. The elevator has seen better days, with the cupola having a bit of a lean to it. The annex appears to be from a different elevator, or at least it has received a metal cladding whereas the original elevator has not.

Lyleton elevator annex
Lyleton elevator annex

At one time there was a Paterson grain elevator (built in 1926) next to this one, but it was demolished around 2008.

Lyleton was at the end of the CP Lyleton subdivision, and had rail service from 1903 until the rails were removed in the late 1970s.

Lyleton grain elevators, 1903
Lyleton grain elevators, 1903

The first grain elevators in Lyleton were:

  1. Farmer’s, 30,000 bushel capacity;
  2. Truesdale, 25,000 bushel capacity; and
  3. Ogilvie, 36,000 bushel capacity

 

Lyleton elevator office
Lyleton elevator office

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Marquette Grain Elevator

The Marquette Grain Elevator
The Marquette Grain Elevator

The Marquette grain elevator was a wooden grain elevator on the Canadian Pacific Railway main line (CP Carberry subdivision). The elevator was owned by N.M. Paterson and was demolished in September 2013.

The Marquette grain elevator
The Marquette grain elevator

The elevator consisted of a central wooden elevator (with driveway) and two large steel bins. It only had a capacity of 1,970 tonnes, quite small for modern elevators. It was built in 1920. There was a second elevator, built in 1941 and sold in 1974.

A view of Marquette's former grain elevator
A view of Marquette’s former grain elevator

Its small size no doubt contributed to the decision to demolish the elevator.

Marquette in the rear view mirror
Marquette in the rear view mirror

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Justice Grain Elevator

The Justice Grain Elevator
The Justice Grain Elevator

The Justice grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator that is now privately owned. The elevator stands next to the CN main line through Manitoba (the CN Rivers subdivision) but has no rail service.

Justice road sign
Justice road sign

The elevator has a capacity of 3,250 tonnes and consists of a central elevator and a large annex. There is also a separate building that was used to store fertilizer, very common for country elevators.

The Justice grain elevator
The Justice grain elevator

The town of Justice itself is essentially a collection of houses now. There is an old schoolhouse in the town that has been abandoned.

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Elkhorn Grain Elevator

The Elkhorn grain elevator
The Elkhorn grain elevator

The Elkhorn grain elevator is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline. This elevator consists of a central elevator with an integrated annex on one side, and has a capacity of 3,190 tonnes. Construction on this elevator began in June 1965.

Elkhorn is a small community near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The trans-continental Canadian Pacific Railway tracks reached Elkhorn sometime between mid-April and late June 1882 on their march west toward British Columbia. Today this section of track is part of the CP Broadview subdivision.

This elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator and was the “B” elevator.

Elkhorn B grain elevator
Elkhorn B grain elevator

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Elkhorn train station
Elkhorn train station

Elkhorn’s railway station was built in 1904 to a fairly typical CPR design.

It was sold on January 18, 1972 and later demolished. (Photo by G.A. Moore, from Canadian Rail #285)

Elkhorn’s Manitoba Pool “C” elevator was a former Lake of the Woods elevator, built in 1892, taken over by the Manitoba Pool. This elevator no longer exists.

Elkhorn Lake of the Woods grain elevator
Elkhorn Lake of the Woods grain elevator
Elkhorn Pool "C" elevator, 1967, from Provincial Archives of Manitoba
Elkhorn Pool “C” elevator, 1967, from Provincial Archives of Manitoba

The Pool “A” elevator may have been one of these:

  • the former Ogilvie elevator, built in 1914 to replace their flat warehouse built in 1886; or
  • the former Continental elevator, built in 1925 and taken over by the Manitoba Pool Elevator Association in 1928.

Elkhorn hosts the Manitoba Antique Automobile Museum as well as a resort/spa.

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Cameron Grain Elevator

The Cameron grain elevator
The Cameron grain elevator

The Cameron grain elevator is a former Lake of the Woods elevator that became privately owned. It appears to be abandoned now.

This elevator was built sometime between 1902 and 1910 by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. It shows that company’s name on one side and Five Roses Flour on another. The Five Roses brand was a Lake of the Woods brand, carried on by Ogilvie Milling when the companies merged in 1954. Today the Five Roses brand endures and is owned by Smuckers.

Lonely grain elevator
Lonely grain elevator

The elevator sits alone in the middle of fields, with a relatively new shale oil well nearby as its only company.

The elevator was bought by Manitoba Pool in 1959 and was closed in the late 1960s with the decline of the CPR Lyleton subdivision.

Cameron grain elevator
Cameron grain elevator

The elevator has an extended driveway (with no doors), a small office adjacent to the elevator, and no annexes or storage bins.

The condition of the elevator suggests it is no longer in use.

The elevator in Cameron, Manitoba
The elevator in Cameron, Manitoba

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Hartney Grain Elevator

The Hartney grain elevator
The Hartney grain elevator

The Hartney grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator, built in the late 1970s. This elevator had a listed capacity of 3,320 tonnes when it was last listed in the Canadian Grain Commission listings in 2001.

The traditional wooden elevator has a relatively modern annex attached, as well as two steel bins.

Tractor and grain elevator, Hartney
Tractor and grain elevator, Hartney
CP Hartney sign
CP Hartney sign

The elevator sits on the CP Estevan subdivision. At one time Hartney was also served by the CN Hartney subdivision until the portion through the town was abandoned in the late 1970s.

Hartney used to have two UGG grain elevators, one built in 1963 and an older one built in 1917. Neither exists any more.

Grain elevators in Hartney, 1893
Grain elevators in Hartney, 1893

The original Manitoba Pool Elevator (Pool #113) was built in 1929 and operated until 1978. At that time it was sold to Gibson Farms. It also has been demolished.

The town of Hartney has some very interesting store fronts along its main streets. The town museum is well maintained. It is well worth visiting.

Welcome to Hartney - glad you're here
Welcome to Hartney – glad you’re here

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Pierson Grain Elevators

Pierson grain elevators
Pierson grain elevators

There are two Pierson grain elevators. One was built by N.M. Paterson and the other was built by the Manitoba Pool Elevators. Both are now owned by Paterson and operated as a unit. Currently they are listed with a capacity of 8,025 tonnes.

The area around Pierson has a wide variety of birds for the avian enthusiast, including hawks, pheasants, grouse, and much more.

Paterson Grain Elevator

Paterson grain elevator in Pierson, MB
Paterson grain elevator in Pierson, MB

This elevator was built in 1965 to replace a former Consolidated (originally Dominion) elevator that was dismantled.

Paterson vehicle, Pierson, MB
Paterson vehicle, Pierson, MB

Former Pool Grain Elevator

The former Manitoba Pool elevator in Pierson, MB
The former Manitoba Pool elevator in Pierson, MB

The ex Manitoba Pool grain elevator was built in 1927 or 1928 and burned in 1939. It was rebuilt on the same location. Renovations were done in the 1970s to replace one annex, add another annex, renovate the office and add a new loading leg.

Pierson Grain Elevator History

Pierson Grain Elevators ca 1897
Pierson Grain Elevators ca 1897

By 1897 the town of Pierson had at least three grain elevators, as shown in the photo to the right.

The original Ogilvie elevator burnt in 1894 and was rebuilt. In 1900 there were four elevators: Gould and Elliott, Northern, Dominion and Ogilvie.

Many thanks to the Harvests of Time local history for the grain elevator history.

Pierson Grain Elevators ca 1921-1925
Pierson Grain Elevators ca 1921-1925

 

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Elgin Grain Elevator

Elgin grain elevator
Elgin grain elevator

The Elgin grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator. It has a capacity of 5,150 tonnes and is privately owned by Dodds Farm, Ltd. This was the “B” elevator in Elgin.

The grain elevator in Elgin, Manitoba
The grain elevator in Elgin, Manitoba
CN Elgin sign
CN Elgin sign

Elgin was on the CN Hartney subdivision. By 1979 this was the end of the operated track, and in 1999 the track was sold to the Southern Manitoba Railway. That shortline operated it for several years until its abandonment and removal in 2006 or 2007.

There is a nice museum in Elgin.

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Minto Grain Elevators

Until recently there were two Minto grain elevators. The town featured a Paterson grain elevator and an ex Manitoba Pool grain elevator. However, high winds in July 2014 severely damaged one of the elevators.

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The other elevator remained in operation for a while but on February 15, 2015 the ex Manitoba Pool elevator was demolished, followed quickly by the other elevator and the annexes (Matt Tolton photo).

Damaged Paterson elevator in Minto
Damaged Paterson elevator in Minto

The damaged elevator had a capacity of 4,840 tonnes.

Minto was served by the CN Hartney subdivision until its abandonment around 2007. The town of Minto was originally also served by the Great Northern Railway from 1906 to 1937.

Grain elevators in Minto, Manitoba
Grain elevators in Minto, Manitoba

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Oakner Grain Elevator

The Oakner grain elevator
The Oakner grain elevator

The Oakner grain elevator is owned by Cargill and includes an older wooden grain elevator with a newer concrete grain elevator and some steel bins.

This complex has a capacity of 14,500 tonnes and CN lists it as having between 50 and 100 car spots for loading grain.

There was a Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Oakner, with a capacity of 5,710 tonnes of grain. It became owned by Agricore, then Viterra. By 2009 it was gone.

The Oakner grain elevator
The Oakner grain elevator

Oakner is served by CN via the Rivers subdivision.

There are a few houses nearby but the majority of the town of Oakner has disappeared.

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