Forrest

Forrest, MB grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Forrest, MB grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

The hamlet of Forrest, Manitoba was established in the early 1880s when the first railroad came through. It was home to two grain elevators. The wooden grain elevator was demolished in late 2018.

Forrest, MB grain elevator, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Forrest, MB grain elevator, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator

There was a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the town of Forrest, Manitoba. I believe it was built in 1927 or 1928. The annex was built in 1956. The Forrest grain elevator was on the CP Rapid City subdivision; it lost its rail connection in 1980 when the subdivision was abandoned.

Forrest, MB grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Forrest, MB grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

The elevator did not appear to be in use when visited in 2014 but the cupola has obviously received new siding in the near past.

The annex was demolished on November 29, 2018.

Forrest grain elevator annex destroyed, Nov 29, 2018. Copyright by Wendy Paterson.
Forrest grain elevator annex destroyed, Nov 29, 2018. Copyright by Wendy Paterson.

Viterra Grain Elevator

Viterra grain elevator, near Forrest, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Viterra grain elevator, near Forrest, Aug 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There is a modern Viterra concrete grain elevator at Knox, Manitoba, a few miles north on the CN Rivers subdivision. This “high throughput” elevator is capable of loading rail cars at a high rate compared to the older wooden grain elevators. It has a capacity of 39,500 tonnes and can spot more than 100 grain cars at once.

Forrest is in the regional municipality of Elton.

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