Gladstone Grain Elevators

Gladstone grain elevator
Gladstone grain elevator

Delmar Commodities

There is currently one wooden Gladstone grain elevator, a former Manitoba Pool elevator owned by Delmar Commodities. It has a capacity of 6,190 tonnes between the central elevator and the two annexes.


Parrish & Heimbecker

Parrish & Heimbecker was building a new grain elevator just outside Gladstone. This concrete elevator has a capacity of 55,000 tonnes is served by both the CN Gladstone subdivision and the CP Minnedosa subdivision.

Parrish & Heimbecker Grain Elevator, Gladstone, April 2016
Parrish & Heimbecker Grain Elevator, Gladstone, April 2016
Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevator, Gladstone, August 2017
Parrish and Heimbecker grain elevator, Gladstone, August 2017

Gladstone Grain Elevator History

Gladstone was the start of the Canadian Northern Railway, the first section of which was built between Gladstone and the new town of Dauphin.

There was a concrete UGG grain elevator in Gladstone but it was removed around 1999-2000.

Shark Teeth

Further reading:

Newdale Grain Elevator

Newdale grain elevators

There are two grain elevators in Newdale, Manitoba. The first Newdale grain elevator is owned by Delmar Commodities, and is the former Manitoba Pool “C” elevator. This elevator has a capacity of 2,750 tonnes.

Newdale grain elevator

The second remaining Newdale grain elevator is an ex UGG grain elevator.

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Note that it is a larger elevator with a small elevator beside it, which was used as an annex. The smaller elevator was built in 1925. The larger elevator was built in 1983.

This elevator has a capacity of 4,700 tonnes. It is not clear whether this elevator is used or not.

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Somerset Grain Elevator

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The Somerset grain elevator is a combination of two grain elevators. The shorter elevator was at Somerset already, but the taller elevator was originally at La Riviere, Manitoba.

The La Riviere elevator was moved the 20 miles between La Riviere and Somerset in November 2004 by Minty’s Moving. The elevator, annex, bins and office were moved separately (see photo from Minty’s Moving). The 160′ tall, 280 tonne grain elevator was moved in one piece. The entire process took eight days.

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Somerset used to be served by CN, and then the Southern Manitoba Railway. However the rail was lifted in 2007 and since then the grain has had to be trucked. Delmar advertises that they can load sea containers and intermodals for shipping flexibility. The complex has a capacity of 9,320 tonnes. Prior to the addition of the La Riviere grain elevator and annex, the Somerset elevator had a capacity of 3,120 tonnes in 2004.

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Other Delmar Commodities grain elevators


Jordan Grain Elevator

Jordan grain elevator
The Delmar Commodities elevator in Jordan, MB

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator is still in use at Jordan (Siding) near Roland, Manitoba. Delmar Commodities has a soybean extrusion facility at the same location.

The Jordan grain elevator was on the CN Miami subdivision, and was serviced by the Southern Manitoba Railway for several years until the line was abandoned.

Other Delmar Commodities grain elevators

Sperling Grain Elevator

Sperling Grain Elevator, September 2010
The Sperling grain elevator.

The Sperling grain elevator was a former Manitoba Pool elevator, built in 1926 and until recently operated by Delmar Commodities. It was last used in the fall of 2013. The elevator was on the CEMR Carman subdivision between Carman and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sperling Grain Elevator, May 2014
The Sperling grain elevator

According to the Sperling town web site and a UGG history document, the elevators that operated in Sperling were:

  • Dominion, 1901
  • Canadian Elevator Company
  • Ogilvie
  • Manitoba Pool, 1926
  • Canadian Consolidated – purchased by UGG in 1959, burned 1995

The grain elevator in Sperling was demolished in late March 2015 (news article).

Sperling, March 22, 2015
Sperling, March 22, 2015

The town of Sperling has never exceeded 200 people, and today it is primarily a residential town, with a few industries such as Sperling Industries and an auto body shop.