Dutton Grain Elevator

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The Dutton grain elevator is a complex owned by Parrish and Heimbecker. It currently has a capacity of 16,500 tonnes, between the central elevator and the numerous attached storage bins. Parrish & Heimbecker purchased this elevator, originally built by Pioneer in 1985, from Agricore in 2002 and upgraded it in 2005 to add 5,600 tonnes of capacity.

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The elevator is served by CN on the CN Togo subdivision and can handle up to 56 grain cars at once. Normally CN trains 852/853 service the elevator and handle 50 car blocks.

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Dutton is located west of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba.

Other Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevators

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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