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The Edwin grain elevator stands in the center of what used to be the town. There are several homes around, as well as a Canada Post mailbox, and a nearby community centre and TransCanada Pipeline facility show the community is still alive.
The elevator itself appears to be derelict. The nearby bins and augers indicate that they are used instead of the elevator.
The doors to the interior are wide open and the general disarray also indicates that it is no longer in use.
The office, loading dock, ramp, and roof were apparently removed sometime after 2006. Previous photos show that it was in bad shape.
The Edwin school is now a community centre.
There are two grain elevators in the town of Snowflake, Manitoba. The first Snowflake grain elevator is a former Federal elevator.
Federal Grain Elevator
This elevator became the Manitoba Pool “B” elevator in Snowflake.
The heritage of the former Federal elevator is obvious now. The elevator used to say “Federal Grain Limited – Agricultural Chemicals and Fertilizers – Snowflake”.
Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator
Other Snowflake Grain Elevators
Snowflake Elevators and Depot circa 1910
There is a very fine article showing how artist Christopher Walker incorporated the Snowflake Federal grain elevator into a commissioned painting.
Snowflake’s rail access was via the CP Snowflake subdivision, but that was abandoned after 1977.