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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Lyleton, Municipality of Two Borders)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Maps | Sources

The former Manitoba Pool elevator at Lyleton, on the CPR Lyleton Subdivision in the Municipality of Two Borders, was built in 1928. In 1967, a temporary annex dating from 1952 was replaced by a new crib annex that increased the facility's total capacity to 128,000 bushels. In April 1976, swollen waters of the Souris River washed out a railway bridge between Lyleton and Waskada. The Canadian Pacific Railway, which wanted to abandon the line to Lyleton, decided not to replace the bridge. Consequently, the elevator closed in December 1976 and the line was formally abandoned in December 1977. The elevator was sold into private hands.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1929

J. M. Ogilvie

1929-1932

C. H. Baker

1932-1934

E. M. Lyle

1934-1935

?

1935-1943

H. M. Levins

1943-1945

F. J. Lang

1945-1946

W. J. Wyatt

1946-1948

J. D. Mansell

1948-1949

G. A. McLachlow

1949-1951

E. T. Revel

1951-1955

D. W. Robinson

1955-1961

K. J. McTaggart

1961-1972

Vic A. Higgins

1972-1975

Paul A. Pickett

1975-1976

Wayne A. Smith

Photos & Maps

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Lyleton

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Lyleton (1980s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton, with a Paterson grain elevator in the background

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton, with a Paterson grain elevator in the background (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2122.

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.05819, W101.17503
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Lyleton, Municipality of Two Borders)

Sources:

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

We thank Jean McManus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2018

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