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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

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

Figure 18.25: Grain Elevators at Inglis

Figure 18.25

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.