Oakville

Oakville, MB grain elevator, June 2009. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Oakville, MB grain elevator, June 2009. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

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.

CN 8953 passes the Oakville, MB grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
CN 8953 passes the Oakville, MB grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There were at least three elevators in Oakville at one point:

  1. The Pool (A?) elevator shown above, built in the summer of 1974 to replace a previous elevator that burned in December 1973;
  2. A Pool B elevator, moved in the 1970s to a farm east of the town; and
  3. A United Grain Growers (UGG) elevator, present in the early 1980s but not now.
Oakville, MB grain elevator, July 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Oakville, MB grain elevator, July 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

Pool “B”

The Oakville, MB "B" grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
The Oakville, MB “B” grain elevator, Dec 2017. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

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.

Back to Manitoba grain elevators