Oakburn

Oakburn, MB grain elevator, Nov 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Oakburn, MB grain elevator, Nov 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

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, MB grain elevator, Nov 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Oakburn, MB grain elevator, Nov 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Oakburn, MB grain elevator, Apr 2016. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Oakburn, MB grain elevator, Apr 2016. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

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

Western Canada Flour Mills grain elevator in Oakburn, MB, 1915.
Western Canada Flour Mills grain elevator in Oakburn, MB, 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” – from Echoes: Oakburn, Manitoba 1870-1970
“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.

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