Souris Grain Elevator

Souris grain elevator
The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Souris, MB

The town of Souris, Manitoba has two grain elevators, as well as its famous swinging bridge.

Manitoba Pool

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator stands at the junction of the CP Estevan subdivision and the CP Glenboro subdivision.

The former Pool elevator no longer has rail service.

Souris Grain Elevator

Viterra

Just east of the former Pool elevator is a modern Viterra grain elevator at “Souris East”.

The town of Souris used to have a train station, and a roundhouse for servicing locomotives. Both were located near the former Manitoba Pool elevator. The Canadian Pacific Railway operates a maintenance base in this area.

Souris is well known for its swinging bridge, Canada’s longest historic suspension bridge. Souris has a railway museum located in an old railway car on “Tourism Row”, featuring a diesel locomotive simulator, a telegraph, and other railway artifacts.

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Nesbitt Grain Elevator

Nesbitt grain elevatorThere are two grain elevators in or near Nesbitt. The first Nesbitt grain elevator is the former Manitoba Pool elevator just east of town, and the other is a newer Cargill facility west of town at Page.

The Cargill facility is served by CP Rail on the CP Glenboro subdivision. It was owned by ConAgra Limited (and later Pioneer), and expanded from 14,510 to 17,700 tonnes between 2000 and 2001.

The former Manitoba Pool Nesbitt grain elevator was moved from Routhwaite in 1984. It has a capacity of 4,890 tonnes.

Nesbitt had a UGG elevator closer to town at one point but it was demolished sometime after 1989.

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Holland Grain Elevator

Holland grain elevator
The Holland grain elevator

The town of Holland, Manitoba hosts a Paterson grain elevator. This elevator has a capacity of 3,240 tonnes and is owned by the N.M. Paterson grain company.

There were a number of different grain elevators in Holland over the years:

  • Ogilvie (built 1895, burned 1948)
  • International Elevator / Federal Grain
  • Lake of the Woods
  • Holland Farmers (destroyed by fire, 1913)
  • Interior
  • Victoria McCabe
  • N.M. Paterson
  • Manitoba Pool (built 1927, demolished November 2003)

Holland is on the CP Glenboro subdivision. However, it is on the portion that CP is planning to abandon, so it is uncertain if it will retain rail service.

This barn/elevator is on a farm nearby.

Holland Sign and Windmill
Windmill and Holland sign