Swan River Valley Grain Elevator

Swan River Valley grain elevator
The Swan River Valley grain elevator

The Swan River Valley grain elevator is located just north of the town of Swan River, Manitoba. This elevator is owned by Richardson Pioneer. The elevator consists of a central orange elevator with three large storage bins on each side.

The elevator has a capacity of 13,310 tonnes and has storage for more than 100 rail cars on three tracks. It used to have a capacity of 4,850 tonnes but it was greatly expanded around 2002.

Pioneer grain elevator in Swan River Valley
Pioneer grain elevator in Swan River Valley

This elevator is located at the end of the CN Erwood subdivision.

Further reading:

 

Starbuck Grain Elevator

Starbuck Grain Elevator
The Starbuck, Manitoba Pioneer grain elevator

The town of Starbuck, Manitoba has one grain elevator, a Richardson Pioneer concrete structure. The Starbuck grain elevator has a capacity of 18,170 tonnes.

Starbuck used to have a pair of elevators farther west but they were demolished, presumably in the 1980s. There was a wooden elevator in the location that the Pioneer elevator is in now, presumably an older Pioneer.

Starbuck is located on the CP Glenboro subdivision.

The town of Starbuck has a population of about 350 people, and hosts a variety of services including a recreation complex and a nearby golf course.

Miniature Starbuck grain elevator and train
Model elevator and train in Starbuck

Other Pioneer grain elevators

South Lakes Grain Elevator

South Lakes grain elevator.
The South Lakes Pioneer grain elevator.

The South Lakes grain elevator is located just northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is owned by Pioneer (now Richardson) and is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway Arborg subdivision, near Stony Mountain.

This modern elevator was acquired by Richardson on May 1, 2013 and in June 2013 it was announced that it would receive “high speed blenders, fertilizer storage and a 6,000- square-foot chemical and seed warehouse to become full-service crop input centres”. Here are before and after photos to show the changes.

South Lakes, July 6, 2013
South Lakes, June 21, 2014

Other Pioneer grain elevators