BW Bandy travels the back roads in Alberta and beyond, looking for interesting buildings and signs to photograph and share. His blog Everybody Has To Be Somewhere is well worth reading, both for the photographs but also for his wry sense of humour.
Welcome to Eric May, another contributor to Grain Elevators of Canada. Eric has contributed some photos taken in 1972 during a cross-country trip on the CN Super Continental passenger train. These photos provide a nice “time capsule” look at some elevators that either have changed significantly or disappeared entirely.
I want to welcome Michael Truman to the growing cast of grain elevator enthusiasts who have contributed to this site. Michael has been blogging at Time for the Past in 2017 and has shared many photos of interesting locations over the year.
Some of Michael’s contributions to this site include:
Photographer Jan Normandale has shared several of his grain elevator photos with us. Jan photographs a wide variety of subjects, from elevators to abandoned places to landscapes, and you can see some of his work on his Tumblr page.
I’d like to give a welcome to new contributor Adam Bouvier! When I put out a call for contributions to this site, he stepped up with a large catalog of images.
Adam has been taking photos of elevators for over a decade, and has many photos of elevators in Saskatchewan in particular that I do not have. I’ve been populating a lot of the pages here with his photos – see Fleming and Tonkin as two of many. In some cases he has photos of the same locations I do, but from an earlier time, so they provide some documentation on how the elevator or town has changed over the years.
There’s over 100 pages on this site now… it’s growing! Some of those pages are “index” pages like “Alberta Grain Elevators P-S” but most are actually grain elevators.
It’s been interesting for me to see how many grain elevators I’ve actually photographed to date. Beyond Manitoba I thought Saskatchewan would be the second most photographed province for me, but it’s actually Alberta. I think it’s because I have traveled to Lethbridge several times for work and photographed all the elevators in the area, like Skiff and Fort MacLeod.
At this point I have all of my non-Manitoba photos on the site and I’m working on moving all the elevators from Manitoba Grain Elevators over to this site. I will retire MGE once all the pages have been redirected here.
I need your input! Please contact me at email@example.com if you want to share your own Canadian grain elevator photos. Thanks in advance!