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
18.25: Grain Elevators at Inglis
With the replacement of many small, closely-spaced wooden grain elevators by a few massive widely-spaced concrete elevators, it was essential to preserve at least a few of the old elevators as records of their past. This has been done at Inglis 1 at the end of a CP line that ran north from Russell. The line can be seen entering Inglis from the south 2 with turning spur to the east 3. Four elevators 4 identified from their location and shadow shape can be seen east of the village.[i] The two large buildings in the south are hockey 5 and curling rinks 6.
This is the first photo in a contract, details of which are given at the bottom of the photo. Contract 4520 was done for Manitoba Highways. The first line of photos, numbers 157-161 was taken flying north on May 13, 1995. The flight height was 13,049 feet a.s.l. and a camera with a lens of focal length 152.815 mm was used. The area shown is part of section 36, township 22, range 28WI. The scale is 1:12,000 approximately. The highway of interest was PR 592.
Figure 18.25: Grain Elevators at Inglis
Vertical photograph: MB 95001-157
Flight height: 13,049 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.815 mm
Scale: 1:12,000 (approx.)
Date: May 13, 1995
Location: Township 23; Range 28W1
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain
1:50,000 62K/14 Inglis
[i] This line of elevators has been preserved and they are used as museums.