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.
There were at least three elevators in Oakville at one point:
- The Pool (A?) elevator shown above, built in the summer of 1974 to replace a previous elevator that burned in December 1973;
- A Pool B elevator, moved in the 1970s to a farm east of the town; and
- A United Grain Growers (UGG) elevator, present in the early 1980s but not now.
The former Pool “B” elevator is located on a farm just east of town.
This elevator appears to have been an Ogilvie Mills elevator prior to joining the Manitoba Pool.
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