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 had a capacity of 14,500 tonnes and CN listed 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. During this expansion, the wooden grain elevator was demolished. The site now has its own locomotive to move grain cars.
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.
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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