Dufresne Grain Elevator

CN 344 at the Dufresne grain elevator, Manitoba
CN 344 at Dufresne, Manitoba

The Dufresne grain elevator is an ex Manitoba Pool elevator. This grain elevator has a capacity of 2,910 tonnes between the elevator and its annex.

The elevator also has some storage bins, presumably for seed or fertilizer. It is privately owned. It is unclear whether any grain is shipped from this elevator any more.

Dufresne Grain Elevator

The village of Dufresne is a quiet town now, with a few small businesses and a now-closed general store.Dufresne Grain Elevator 20150619 SLB-2

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Glass Grain Elevator

Glass grain elevator
The Glass grain elevator

The Glass grain elevator was moved to nearby Cooks Creek once it was no longer required by the Manitoba Pool. The elevator resided on a local farm until its demolition in the summer of 2015.

Grain elevator in Cooks Creek
Glass grain elevator

Former Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society grain elevator
Former Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society grain elevator

The elevator was originally built for the Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society, a group formed in 1868 to purchase or manufacture goods for sale to local cooperative societies. They owned several grain elevators in Canada. It is believed that this was the last remaining elevator built by them.

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