The Beulah grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator, built in 1922 and operated by the Pool until the mid 1970s when the CN Rapid City rail subdivision was abandoned.
This elevator was owned by a local farmer’s cooperative but it does not appear to have been used in the past few years.
The first official train on the Canadian Northern line from Hallboro to Beulah was on July 1, 1911. Beulah received passenger service by a mixed train until 1959, when the coach attached to the wayfeight was discontinued. From that time Beulah received rail service once a week.
The Ethelbert grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator. It is the last remaining elevator in the town, located north of the Riding Mountain National Park.
This elevator has a capacity of 4,550 tonnes and has a large attached annex.
CN built a water reservoir near Ethelbert in the early 1920s to supply water for its steam engines, since there was no sizeable body of water nearby. The reservoir is still visible to the southeast of the town.
Note that the elevator in the town of Ethelbert is the “B” elevator, implying that there was an “A” elevator. There is a wooden annex on private property north of town, possibly from that “A” elevator.
The small town of Sinclair in western Manitoba has one grain elevator. The Sinclair grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator, now presumably privately owned.
This elevator consists of a central elevator with an attached annex, and a covered driveway on the non-rail side. The elevator has a siding on the CP Arcola subdivision but it does not appear to use rail service. CP has applied to abandon this section of rail.
The elevator was listed in the Canadian Grain Commission’s directory until 2001 with a capacity of 4,240 tonnes.
The elevator may be in use for private grain storage.
There was at least one other elevator in Sinclair in the past. This photo shows what may be a Lake of the Woods grain elevator in 1909.
Sinclair is near the edge of the Bakken oil fields, and there are oil wells nearby.