Oakville Grain Elevator

The Oakville grain elevator, June 23, 2009.
The Oakville grain elevator, June 23, 2009.

The very first Manitoba grain elevator that I photographed was the Oakville grain elevator, on the CN Rivers subdivision, the main line through Manitoba. I went there to photograph a train and I thought the elevator would provide a nice backdrop.

I think it did.

CN 2603 in Oakville, Manitoba.
CN 2603 in Oakville, Manitoba.

There were at least three elevators in Oakville at one point:

  1. The Pool (A?) elevator shown above;
  2. A Pool B elevator, moved in the 1970s to a farm east of the town; and
  3. A United Grain Growers (UGG) elevator, present in the 1980s but not now.
The Oakville grain elevator
The Oakville grain elevator

The former Pool “B” elevator is located on a farm just east of town.

The Oakville Pool "B" grain elevator
The Oakville Pool “B” grain elevator

This elevator appears to have been an Ogilvie Mills elevator prior to joining the Manitoba Pool.

The former Pool "B" / Ogilvie Mills elevator outside Oakville
The former Pool “B” / Ogilvie Mills elevator outside Oakville

Other Ogilvie grain elevators