This grain elevator in Gravelbourg, SK is the only remaining elevator (in Saskatchewan) built by the Saskatchewan and Western Elevator Company and is one of the few remaining elevators built prior to the 1920’s. Many of these grain elevators have been dismantled and removed from the landscape. Railway lines are being abandoned and the railways want them removed for safety reasons. As a result, southern Saskatchewan is losing another length of track. The Canadian Pacific line, Gravelbourg subdivision, is being removed for salvage.
It will truly be the end of an era, when all of this gone.
To view last year’s image of this grain elevator click on Twilight on a Prairie Icon
For more information please click: http://www.producer.com/2015/06/cp-rail-pulls-up-track-in-southern-saskatchewan/