Sanford

Sanford, MB grain elevator, Dec 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Sanford, MB grain elevator, Dec 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

The Sanford grain elevator is located on the west side of town. It is a former Manitoba Pool, built in 1948 after the original Pool elevator (built in 1928) burned in September 1948.

Sanford is on the CEMR Carman subdivision and sees a few trains a week.

CEMR 5311 passing the Sanford, MB grain elevator, June 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
CEMR 5311 passing the Sanford, MB grain elevator, June 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

The elevator was purchased by a private farming corporation. It was refurbished in 2014, with a new roof, new siding at the top of the elevator.

Sanford, MB grain elevator, May 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Sanford, MB grain elevator, May 2014. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

Siding from the elevator was used to fix holes in the coverage on the rest of the elevator and annex.

The original elevator in Sanford was built by the Canadian Elevator Company in 1904, with a capacity of 35,000 bushels. It was taken over by the government’s Manitoba Grain Elevators Commission in 1910. It was leased to the Grain Growers Grain Company (soon to be UGG) in 1912 and purchased it in 1926.

Sanford grain elevator fire, 1948.