Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present
By virtue of its coastline along
In the latter part of the 19th century and the early 20th century, numerous railway lines criss-crossed southern
Roads have to some extent replaced the railway lines. They have a general east/west alignment (the Trans-Canada Highway No. 1, The Yellowhead Route No. 16, PTH 2 and PTH 3) or north/south alignment (PTH 10 and PTH 5). The main sources of electricity are in the southeast and the north. Power lines carry electricity to most parts of the province. They can be seen on air photos especially where they cut through wooded land. Similarly the routes followed by oil and gas pipelines are identifiable because when they are buried the soil is disturbed to result in a different tone or colour than the surrounding land, a variation that is easily detected on air photos. The topography of southern
18.22: Single Grain Elevator at Mentieth
Grain elevators involved in the storage and transport of grain are integrally associated with railway lines. At the peak of their development there were over 700 elevators across southern
Shown here is a single elevator 1 exhibiting the distinctive shadow shape on the CP line 2 at Mentieth northeast of Hartney. A siding 3 leads from the line to the elevator . Six railcars 4 can be seen, and there may be more hidden by the elevator’s shadow. Near the elevator, the line is protected from snowdrifts by parallel embankments 5.
1) Several dugouts 6 in this dry area.
2) The peculiar pattern 7 resulting from a farmer cultivating fields to remove weeds.
3) Shelterbelts can be seen north and west of farm buildings 8.
Figure 18.22: Single Grain Elevator at Mentieth
Vertical air photograph: A20811-83
Flight height: 10,300 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches
Scale: 1:17,600 (approx.)
Date: September 28, 1968
Location: Township 7; Range 23WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden