Oakner

Cargill grain elevator in Oakner, MB, Apr 2016. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Cargill grain elevator in Oakner, MB, Apr 2016. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

The Oakner grain elevator is owned by Cargill and includes an older wooden grain elevator with a newer concrete grain elevator and some steel bins.

This complex has a capacity of 14,500 tonnes and CN lists it as having between 50 and 100 car spots for loading grain.

In early 2018, Cargill announced they were spending up to $15 million to expand this facility to add another 9,000 tonnes of storage capacity and a 100-car rail loop.

There was a Manitoba Pool grain elevator in Oakner, with a capacity of 5,710 tonnes of grain. It became owned by Agricore, then Viterra. By 2009 it was gone.

Cargill grain elevator in Oakner, MB, Apr 2016. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Cargill grain elevator in Oakner, MB, Apr 2016. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

Oakner is served by CN via the Rivers subdivision.

There are a few houses nearby but the majority of the town of Oakner has disappeared.

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