I visited the Fredensthal West grain elevator, which is just northeast of the town of Emerson. It stands essentially alone, outside the town, and does not have a siding any more on the CP Emerson subdivision.
It was an Agricore elevator, which presumably went to Viterra but it is not listed on their list of Manitoba elevators. The elevator and annex have a combined capacity of 4,720 tonnes.
The first grain elevator in Fredensthal was built by the Lake of the Woods in 1902. Its first agent was Bill Langenase.
Welcome to the Manitoba Grain Elevators web site. This site is dedicated to those prairie sentinels, the grain elevator, once found in almost every prairie town. They are disappearing from the landscape and this site was created to pay homage to them and document the remaining elevators in Manitoba, Canada.
My project for 2014 is to photograph as many extant grain elevators in Manitoba as I can.