Saturday, 15 July 2017

Feudal, Saskatchewan July 1, 2017

Definitely abandoned. There once was a rail line that went through here. There are a couple of abandoned buildings near the elevator. Elevators were built to last so this will be here for years to come.


  1. When I was a kid I had a friend whose grandfather supposedly worked at one of those back in the day and the biggest threat was the possibility of a dust explosion. If I remember the story correctly he worked at the one in Hay Lakes and it exploded. The structure was blown to flinders and smithereens but miraculously nobody was killed.

  2. Dust is a constant problem in grain elevators. Many wooden grain elevators were retrofitted with dust collectors to help control the problem.

  3. Grain dust is definitely explosive. I am sure I once read, and I cannot find any reference to it, that grain elevators had a design and certain shape to vent an explosion upwards.