Angusville Grain Elevator

The Angusville grain elevator
The Angusville grain elevator

The Angusville grain elevator is the sole remaining elevator in this small town. The elevator is attached to Hewson’s Enterprises Ltd., an automotive repair shop in the centre of town.

The elevator itself is not used, and the driveway itself is blocked by the long low building used for the automotive shop and office.

Hewson's sign on the grain elevator in Angusville, MB
Hewson’s sign on the grain elevator in Angusville, MB

The annex used to be attached to the “right” side of the elevator, where the garage is now. The garage is the former Murray’s Farm Supplies shop from Shoal Lake, Manitoba.

Angusville also had a UGG elevator at one point.

Closeup of the former track side of the elevator

Closeup of the former track side of the elevator

View of the Angusville grain elevator from the highway
View of the Angusville grain elevator from the highway

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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 Manitoba 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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Rossburn Grain Elevator

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Park in Rossburn
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Park in Rossburn

The Rossburn grain elevator sits in the middle of town. It is an ex Manitoba Pool grain elevator with two attached bins.

Rossburn was the namesake town of the CN Rossburn subdivision.

The Rossburn grain elevator
The Rossburn grain elevator

In 1912 there was a Canadian Elevator Company grain elevator (25,000 bushel capacity) and a Northern Elevator Company elevator (30,000 bushels) in Rossburn.

By 1917 a British American elevator had been built.

In 1944 there were three elevators:

  • Manitoba Pool Elevators
  • National Grain Company
  • Canadian Consolidated Grain Company

The Canadian Consolidated elevator was moved and became an annex for the National elevator in the early 1950s. This “combined” elevator was eventually owned by Cargill.

The Rossburn grain elevator

The Rossburn grain elevator

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Sandy Lake Grain Elevator

The Sandy Lake Grain Elevator
The Sandy Lake Grain Elevator

The Sandy Lake grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator located in the resort town of Sandy Lake. This elevator was purchased by Lewandoski Farms in 1996.

The first grain elevator was built in Sandy Lake in 1911.

Grain elevators in Sandy Lake, Manitoba - date unknown
Grain elevators in Sandy Lake, Manitoba – date unknown

The CN Rossburn subdivision used to pass through the town, until it was abandoned in 1996.

Sandy Lake grain elevator
Sandy Lake grain elevator

I recorded a little walk around the grain elevator one Saturday morning. Sandy Lake is a lovely town.

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Solsgirth Grain Elevator

The Solsgirth grain elevator
The Solsgirth grain elevator

The Solsgirth grain elevator is an ex Manitoba Pool, ex Cargill elevator located in the ghost town of Solsgirth, Manitoba.

Rail car and elevator in Solsgirth
Rail car and elevator in Solsgirth

The original Manitoba Pool grain elevator (the “B” elevator) was built in 1928 and renovated in 1985 to a capacity of 5,280 tonnes, apparently by adding bins. It was still present in 2000 but is no longer there.

The current elevator is the former “A” elevator with a capacity of 3,350 tonnes.

At one time there was a UGG grain elevator in Solsgirth as well.

Solsgirth is on the CP Bredenbury subdivision and has a railway siding.

Solsgirth has a pair of old churches, the Ukrainian Church of the Holy Spirit and the St. Stephen Anglican Church.

St. Stephen Anglican church in Solsgirth, MB
St. Stephen Anglican church in Solsgirth, MB

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Ethelbert Grain Elevator

The Ethelbert grain elevator
The Ethelbert grain elevator

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.

The Ethelbert grain elevator
The Ethelbert grain elevator

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.

Grain elevator annex near Ethelbert
Grain elevator annex near Ethelbert

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Clanwilliam Grain Elevator

The Clanwilliam grain elevator
The Clanwilliam grain elevator

The Clanwilliam grain elevator is an ex Manitoba Pool elevator. This elevator was built in 1928 and renovated in 1982. Clanwilliam was mile 20.1 on the CN Rossburn subdivision.

This elevator appears to be unused. There is no power to the elevator structure any more and the cladding is in poor shape.

Clanwilliam grain elevator
Clanwilliam grain elevator

Prior to the Manitoba Pool grain elevator, there was a Western Canadian grain elevator in Clanwilliam in the early 1900s. Marius Pedersen was the agent during that time, according to “Forest to Field”.

The municipality of Clanwilliam has a population of approximately 400 people. Manitoba highway 262 bisects the town.

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Sinclair Grain Elevator

Sinclair grain elevator
Sinclair grain 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.

Sinclair grain elevator
Sinclair grain elevator

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.

Tennis in Sinclair, 1909
Tennis in Sinclair, 1909

Sinclair is near the edge of the Bakken oil fields, and there are oil wells nearby.

Oil well and grain elevator
Oil well and grain elevator

 

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Elva Grain Elevators

The two Elva grain elevators
The two Elva grain elevators

There are three grain elevators in the vicinity of Elva, Manitoba. One of the three Elva grain elevators may be the oldest grain elevator in Manitoba.

 

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods Milling
Lake of the Woods Milling

The Lake of the Woods grain elevator in Elva is quite possibly the oldest grain elevator in Manitoba. It is believed to have been built between 1892 and 1899, and is (barely) still standing.

Lake of the Woods grain elevator in Elva, MB
Lake of the Woods grain elevator in Elva, MB

This elevator was at least partially rebuilt around 1950, and was purchased by the Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1959 and closed in the late 1960s.

United Grain Growers (UGG)

The UGG grain elevator in Elva, MB
The UGG grain elevator in Elva, MB

The nearby UGG (United Grain Growers) elevator is also still standing, although there is a large hole in the side of the elevator. This elevator was built circa 1916.

 

Cargill

Cargill grain elevator near Elva, MB
Cargill grain elevator near Elva, MB

The nearby high-throughput concrete grain elevator was opened in 2000 by Agricore. The grand opening ceremony was held on July 26, 2000. The elevator had a capacity of 14,500 tonnes and 60 car spots. The elevator was purchased by Cargill Limited on July 1, 2007.

The facility was expanded around 2014 to a total capacity of 24,500 tonnes.

This elevator is served by the CP Estevan subdivision.

 

Other Elva Grain Elevators

  • Dominion Elevator Company, purchased by Manitoba Elevator Commission in 1910, demolished 1916
  • Western Elevator Company, purchased by Manitoba Elevator Commission in 1910, demolished 1916

 

Other References

Reston Grain Elevator

The Reston Grain Elevator
The Reston Grain Elevator

The Reston grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool elevator and annex, now privately owned. This elevator has a capacity of 4,130 tonnes and is located on the CP Arcola subdivision.

Side view of the Reston grain elevator
Side view of the Reston grain elevator

The elevator is owned by the Elliott Brothers.

Reston Grain Elevators, 1907
Reston Grain Elevators, 1907

Other grain elevators that were in Reston include:

  • Lake of the Woods, built 1893, burned in 1950, capacity 35,000 bushels
  • McCabe, built 1926, purchased by UGG in 1943, dismantled 1948
  • UGG, with a capacity of 2,700 tonnes. It apparently came down after the year 2000.
  • Another UGG elevator was demolished on March 19, 1992
Lake of the Woods grain elevator, Reston
Lake of the Woods grain elevator, Reston

The town of Reston also features one of the few railway roundhouses remaining in Manitoba. This roundhouse is now privately owned and is apparently used for storage.

Roundhouse in Reston, MB
Roundhouse in Reston, MB

Reston was one end of the CP Reston subdivision, which extended 122.4 miles west to Wolseley, Saskatchewan. This light branch line, consisting of a lot of 56 pound rail, was abandoned in 1961, not many decades after it first opened for service in late 1906. The Reston subdivision joined the Arcola subdivision just west of the grain elevator on a wye, and the roadbed is still visible from satellite images, heading northwest out of town.