Elkhorn Grain Elevator

The Elkhorn grain elevator
The Elkhorn grain elevator

The Elkhorn grain elevator is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline. This elevator consists of a central elevator with an integrated annex on one side, and has a capacity of 3,190 tonnes. Construction on this elevator began in June 1965.

Elkhorn is a small community near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The trans-continental Canadian Pacific Railway tracks reached Elkhorn sometime between mid-April and late June 1882 on their march west toward British Columbia. Today this section of track is part of the CP Broadview subdivision.

This elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator and was the “B” elevator.

Elkhorn B grain elevator
Elkhorn B grain elevator

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Elkhorn train station
Elkhorn train station

Elkhorn’s railway station was built in 1904 to a fairly typical CPR design.

It was sold on January 18, 1972 and later demolished. (Photo by G.A. Moore, from Canadian Rail #285)

Elkhorn’s Manitoba Pool “C” elevator was a former Lake of the Woods elevator, built in 1892, taken over by the Manitoba Pool. This elevator no longer exists.

Elkhorn Lake of the Woods grain elevator
Elkhorn Lake of the Woods grain elevator
Elkhorn Pool "C" elevator, 1967, from Provincial Archives of Manitoba
Elkhorn Pool “C” elevator, 1967, from Provincial Archives of Manitoba

The Pool “A” elevator may have been one of these:

  • the former Ogilvie elevator, built in 1914 to replace their flat warehouse built in 1886; or
  • the former Continental elevator, built in 1925 and taken over by the Manitoba Pool Elevator Association in 1928.

Elkhorn hosts the Manitoba Antique Automobile Museum as well as a resort/spa.

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Cameron Grain Elevator

The Cameron grain elevator
The Cameron grain elevator

The Cameron grain elevator is a former Lake of the Woods elevator that became privately owned. It appears to be abandoned now.

This elevator was built sometime between 1902 and 1910 by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. It shows that company’s name on one side and Five Roses Flour on another. The Five Roses brand was a Lake of the Woods brand, carried on by Ogilvie Milling when the companies merged in 1954. Today the Five Roses brand endures and is owned by Smuckers.

Lonely grain elevator
Lonely grain elevator

The elevator sits alone in the middle of fields, with a relatively new shale oil well nearby as its only company.

The elevator was bought by Manitoba Pool in 1959 and was closed in the late 1960s with the decline of the CPR Lyleton subdivision.

Cameron grain elevator
Cameron grain elevator

The elevator has an extended driveway (with no doors), a small office adjacent to the elevator, and no annexes or storage bins.

The condition of the elevator suggests it is no longer in use.

The elevator in Cameron, Manitoba
The elevator in Cameron, Manitoba

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Hartney Grain Elevator

The Hartney grain elevator
The Hartney grain elevator

The Hartney grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator, built in the late 1970s. This elevator had a listed capacity of 3,320 tonnes when it was last listed in the Canadian Grain Commission listings in 2001.

The traditional wooden elevator has a relatively modern annex attached, as well as two steel bins.

Tractor and grain elevator, Hartney
Tractor and grain elevator, Hartney
CP Hartney sign
CP Hartney sign

The elevator sits on the CP Estevan subdivision. At one time Hartney was also served by the CN Hartney subdivision until the portion through the town was abandoned in the late 1970s.

Hartney used to have two UGG grain elevators, one built in 1963 and an older one built in 1917. Neither exists any more.

Grain elevators in Hartney, 1893
Grain elevators in Hartney, 1893

The original Manitoba Pool Elevator (Pool #113) was built in 1929 and operated until 1978. At that time it was sold to Gibson Farms. It also has been demolished.

The town of Hartney has some very interesting store fronts along its main streets. The town museum is well maintained. It is well worth visiting.

Welcome to Hartney - glad you're here
Welcome to Hartney – glad you’re here

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