Souris Grain Elevator

Souris grain elevator
The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Souris, MB

The town of Souris, Manitoba has two grain elevators, as well as its famous swinging bridge.

Manitoba Pool

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator stands at the junction of the CP Estevan subdivision and the CP Glenboro subdivision.

The former Pool elevator no longer has rail service.

Souris Grain Elevator

Viterra

Just east of the former Pool elevator is a modern Viterra grain elevator at “Souris East”.

The town of Souris used to have a train station, and a roundhouse for servicing locomotives. Both were located near the former Manitoba Pool elevator. The Canadian Pacific Railway operates a maintenance base in this area.

Souris is well known for its swinging bridge, Canada’s longest historic suspension bridge. Souris has a railway museum located in an old railway car on “Tourism Row”, featuring a diesel locomotive simulator, a telegraph, and other railway artifacts.

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Graysville Grain Elevator

Graysville grain elevator
The grain elevator in Graysville, Manitoba

Graysville, Manitoba had a single grain elevator. This elevator was built by a local co-operative in 1927 and was a Manitoba Pool elevator. It was labelled Viterra but was not listed in Viterra’s directory. It was listed in the Canadian Grain Commission’s 2013 directory.

The Graysville grain elevator was demolished in late 2015.

Graysville grain elevator

Graysville had at least two other grain elevators in the past.

  • Winnipeg Elevator Company elevator, 1902
  • International Elevator Company, 1902-3, demolished since 1986
  • United Grain Growers elevator, still present in 1992

Graysville is technically the end of the CEMR Carman subdivision, although Cando (parent of the Central Manitoba Railway) lists Graysville as a car storage area.

Other Viterra grain elevators