Dauphin

Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, Jun 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, Jun 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

There are two concrete grain elevators in Dauphin, Manitoba – one owned by Cargill and the other by Richardson Pioneer.

Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, March 2022. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, March 2022. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin Manitoba
Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, Aug 1990. Copyright by Donald Hamilton.

Richardson Pioneer

Richardson Pioneer grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, March 2022.
Richardson Pioneer grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, March 2022.

Richardson built a new grain elevator in Dauphin to replace a former Manitoba Pool elevator (“Dauphin A”) they purchased in 2007 and demolished in early 2015. The concrete pour started in October 2015 and the elevator was expected to complete by August 2016. The new elevator has a capacity of 25,000 tonnes and the ability to spot 104 cars.

Site of new Richardson grain elevator, Dauphin, MB, Jun 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Site of new Richardson grain elevator, Dauphin, MB, Jun 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

Dauphin is at the junction of the CN Togo subdivision and the CN Gladstone subdivision.

History

Dauphin train station and grain elevators, circa 1915.
Dauphin train station and grain elevators, circa 1915.

Dauphin was an important station on the Canadian Northern Railway. As such it had a large collection of grain elevators, representing many line companies like the Lake of the Woods company.

Dauphin grain elevators and steam engine, date unknown.
Dauphin grain elevators and steam engine, date unknown.

In the latter half of the 20th century, Dauphin had a trio of Manitoba Pool grain elevators, a UGG grain elevator and a Cargill grain elevator.

UGG grain elevator in Dauphin, Manitoba
UGG grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, July 1990. Copyright by Donald Hamilton.
Dauphin Pool "A" grain elevator, July 1990
Dauphin Pool “A” grain elevator, July 1990. Copyright by Donald Hamilton.
Manitoba Pool "C" grain elevator in Dauphin Manitoba
Dauphin Pool “C” grain elevator, Aug 1990. Copyright by Donald Hamilton.

The Agricore-United “C” grain elevator was demolished in June 2005 by Wilson Excavating.

Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, 1996. Contributed by Barry Mawson.
Cargill grain elevator in Dauphin, MB, 1996. Contributed by Barry Mawson.

Near Dauphin

There is a small farm grain elevator just outside Dauphin.

Farm grain elevator SW of Dauphin, MB, Jun 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.
Farm grain elevator SW of Dauphin, MB, Jun 2015. Contributed by Steve Boyko.

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