Arborg Grain Elevator

The Arborg grain elevator
The Arborg grain elevator

The sole remaining Arborg grain elevator is a Paterson elevator. This elevator is still in operation by Paterson in August 2014. It was built in 1967.

Arborg used to be part of the CP Arborg subdivision until that was cut back to near Stony Mountain. The track used to go north through the town to a few hundred feet past the Paterson elevator.

A view north on the former ROW

Other Elevators in Arborg

The first grain elevator in Arborg was the Liberty elevator, built in 1922. A Federal elevator was built after that.

The first Manitoba Pool elevator was built in 1940. The local elevator association applied for membership in the Manitoba Pool in 1939. In a departure from previous practice, the Pool required the association to commit some of their own funds toward the construction of the elevator, and the association pledged $6,000 and supplied some of the lumber for the elevator.

The Pool built a second grain elevator in 1948. The Pool bought the Federal elevator in 1972, which presumably became the “C” elevator.

The last Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Arborg (Pool “D”) was built in 1982 or 1983. It was demolished in April 2009 despite a concerted effort by local farmers to save it.

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La Salle Grain Elevator

La Salle grain elevator
The Paterson grain elevator in La Salle, Manitoba

There is one grain elevator in La Salle, Manitoba, owned by Paterson Grain. The elevator is located on the CP La Riviere subdivision. It was listed in CP’s Canadian Grain Elevator and Terminal Directory as having a capacity of 4,150 metric tonnes.

CP 9109 passes the La Salle grain elevator

The following elevators were built in La Salle*:

  • A private elevator, built by Moise Cormier in 1902 or 1904, sold to N.M. Paterson in 1915
  • Imperial Elevator, burned in 1908
  • Ogilvie Flour Mills Elevator, moved to Dominion City in 1911
  • N.M. Paterson elevator, built in 1938, expanded in 1940, 1955, 1964 and 1983. The 1983 expansion included adding two steel bins and a dust collection system.

* from “Then to Now – The History of La Salle, Manitoba”.

The La Salle grain elevator

There is a lovely woodcut by Walter Joseph Phillips depicting one of La Salle’s grain elevators.

 

Teulon Grain Elevator

Teulon Grain Elevator
The Teulon grain elevator

The Teulon grain elevator is an elevator with an annex and attached bins in the center of town. The elevator is owned by N.M. Paterson.

The Paterson grain elevator in Teulon, Manitoba.
The Paterson grain elevator in Teulon, Manitoba.

Teulon was on the CP Arborg subdivision until it was cut back to south of Stonewall. The elevator with annexes and bins has a capacity of 3,390 tonnes of grain.

Paterson logo, Teulon.
Paterson logo, Teulon.

There was a Manitoba Pool / Agricore grain elevator in Teulon with a capacity of 4,560 tonnes. It disappeared from the Canadian Grain Commission’s list of licensed elevators between 2002 and 2003.

Other Paterson grain elevators

Crystal City Grain Elevators

Crystal City Grain Elevators
Crystal City Grain Elevators

The town of Crystal City is home to two grain elevators in 2014, a Paterson elevator with attached bins, and a former Pool elevator.

Pool elevator in Crystal City
Pool elevator in Crystal City

Crystal City used to be on the CP Napinka subdivision, but that was cut back to near Killarney in 2007 (approximately).

The two elevators have a combined capacity of 9,620 tonnes.