Sperling Grain Elevator

Sperling Grain Elevator, September 2010
The Sperling grain elevator.

The Sperling grain elevator was a former Manitoba Pool elevator, built in 1926 and until recently operated by Delmar Commodities. It was last used in the fall of 2013. The elevator was on the CEMR Carman subdivision between Carman and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sperling Grain Elevator, May 2014
The Sperling grain elevator

According to the Sperling town web site and a UGG history document, the elevators that operated in Sperling were:

  • Dominion, 1901
  • Canadian Elevator Company
  • Ogilvie
  • Manitoba Pool, 1926
  • Canadian Consolidated – purchased by UGG in 1959, burned 1995

The grain elevator in Sperling was demolished in late March 2015 (news article).

Sperling, March 22, 2015
Sperling, March 22, 2015

The town of Sperling has never exceeded 200 people, and today it is primarily a residential town, with a few industries such as Sperling Industries and an auto body shop.

Homewood Grain Elevator

Homewood Grain Elevator
The Homewood grain elevator

The Homewood grain elevator is located between Winnipeg and Carman, Manitoba on the CEMR Carman subdivision. The current elevator was built by the Manitoba Pool in 1928. At one point there were at least three elevators in Homewood.

 

The first grain elevator in Homewood was built by the Dominion Elevator Company in 1901. The second was built in 1902 by a local group of farmers, the Homewood Farmers’ Elevator Company. Both elevators were purchased by the Manitoba government in 1910 and leased to the Grain Growers’ Grain Company (future UGG) in July 1912. Both ended up belonging to the UGG, which sold them to Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1974.

Teulon Grain Elevator

Teulon Grain Elevator
The Teulon grain elevator

The Teulon grain elevator is an elevator with an annex and attached bins in the center of town. The elevator is owned by N.M. Paterson.

The Paterson grain elevator in Teulon, Manitoba.
The Paterson grain elevator in Teulon, Manitoba.

Teulon was on the CP Arborg subdivision until it was cut back to south of Stonewall. The elevator with annexes and bins has a capacity of 3,390 tonnes of grain.

Paterson logo, Teulon.
Paterson logo, Teulon.

There was a Manitoba Pool / Agricore grain elevator in Teulon with a capacity of 4,560 tonnes. It disappeared from the Canadian Grain Commission’s list of licensed elevators between 2002 and 2003.

Other Paterson grain elevators

Steele Bridge Farms Grain Elevator

The Steele Bridge Farms grain elevator
The Steele Bridge Farms grain elevator

The Steele Bridge Farms grain elevator is a private elevator located on their farm. It is located near Gladstone, Manitoba near the area known as Woodside and is visible from the Yellowhead Highway.

The Steele Bridge Farms private grain elevator.

This elevator is on private property.

Nearby grain elevators:

  • Gladstone
  • Westroc

Gregg Grain Elevator

A sign welcoming visitors to Gregg

The Gregg grain elevator is located along the CN Rivers subdivision (mile 100.6) in Manitoba.

The Gregg grain elevator

The Gregg grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator. This elevator is fairly unique in that it still has a Pool logo, between the elevator and the attached storage bins.

The Gregg grain elevator

Other Manitoba Pool grain elevators

Brookdale Grain Elevator

The Brookdale grain elevator
The Brookdale grain elevator

The Brookdale grain elevator is located between Carberry and Neepawa. The elevator was on the former CP Varcoe subdivision.

Earlier in the 20th century, Brookdale had three grain elevators: one owned by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company, one by the Grain Growers Grain Company (a precursor of the UGG), and one by the Manitoba Pool.  The Lake of the Woods elevator was torn down in 1947-1948.  The UGG elevator was built in 1902 by the Carberry Elevator Company and came down quite recently.

The current elevator, formerly owned by the Manitoba Pool, was built in 1929.

The elevator is now owned by J.R. Jones Farms Ltd.

The Brookdale grain elevator, now owned by J.R. Jones Farms Ltd.

The elevator is unusual in that it has an attached warehouse rather than an annex.

Warehouse of the Brookdale grain elevator

Oberon Grain Elevator

The Oberon grain elevator
The Oberon grain elevator

The Oberon grain elevator is located along highway 353, just off highway 5 south of Neepawa.

This elevator, a former Manitoba Pool elevator, was located on the CP Varcoe subdivision. The original elevator was built around 1903 by the Ogilvie Milling Company. In 1959 the Manitoba Pool rebuilt the elevator.

The Oberon grain elevator
The Oberon grain elevator

The Canadian Pacific Railway line was abandoned in August 1978. The elevator was acquired by a local farm and continues to be used for grain storage.

One of the two sheds beside the elevator appears to be the original 1903 office.

No Smoking
NO SMOKING

Hopefully this beautiful elevator will remain for years to come.

Side view of the grain elevator in Oberon, MB
Side view of the grain elevator in Oberon, MB

Other Manitoba Pool elevators

Katrime Grain Elevator

The Katrime grain elevator
The Katrime grain elevator

The Katrime grain elevator stands by the CN Gladstone subdivision, southeast of the town of Gladstone.

This elevator was a Manitoba Pool elevator with a capacity of 4,000 tonnes of grain in the elevator and attached annex. It became privately owned sometime during or before 2008. It has no rail service as the siding has been removed for some time.

It appears to still be in use for storage.

The Katrime grain elevator

Katrime’s rail passenger station is now on display at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum. It is a small structure, built in 1919 by the Canadian Northern Pacific railway.

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