Oakburn Grain Elevator

Oakburn grain elevator
Oakburn grain elevator

The Oakburn grain elevator stands at the north end of the town. It has a large wooden annex and is an ex Manitoba Pool Elevator structure.

Oakburn grain elevator
Oakburn grain elevator

The first grain elevator in Oakburn was a Western Canada Flour Mills elevator, built in or before 1915.

Western Canada Flour Mills grain elevator, Oakburn, 1915
Western Canada Flour Mills grain elevator, Oakburn, 1915

Oakburn also had a Federal grain elevator and a UGG elevator.

Oakburn’s┬áManitoba Pool grain elevator was built in 1933. Its annex was added in 1949 and the elevator received a major overhaul in 1967. The elevator that remains in Oakburn is not that elevator.

New Oakburn Grain Elevator, 1965
“New Oakburn Grain Elevator, 1965” – from Echoes: Oakburn, Manitoba 1870-1970

Oakburn used to be on the CN Rossburn subdivision. It no longer has any rail service since the CN line was removed in the late 1990s.

Side view of the grain elevator in Oakburn, Manitoba
Side view of the grain elevator in Oakburn, Manitoba

 

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