Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bender Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Grain Elevator

There was a time when these wooden structures dominated the landscape in the prairies. They are now few and far between. The CP rail line which once ran by was removed in 1963 I believe. The train that ran down this line was a steam locomotive known as the "Peanut". The town was Bender.

This one was built using Douglad Fir 2 x 10s then cladded with cedar siding

Looking up the main elevator

Scale used to weigh the grain being delivered

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you showed me the inside of that grain elevator. I'd be afraid to go up in one - they all seem to be falling down but I love the things you saw inside!