Located on the former Stirling CPR subdivision (now operated by Forty Mile Rail), this 35,000 bushel elevator was originally built as an Ellison in the summer of 1929 in the hamlet of Skiff, Alberta. In August 1975 it was sold to Parrish & Heimbecker. It was closed in 2002 (when the rail line closed) and was sold to a local farmer who still uses it to this day!
- Jason Paul Sailer
Glad to know it's still used. A little paint probably wouldn't damage it any.ReplyDelete
True - though the farmer invested in a new roof, so that got a higher priority. Perhaps next yearDelete
Looking pretty rough but it's still standing!ReplyDelete
It does look a bit rough, but its in use and looked after. That's the main thing!Delete
Is that a "Speeder"(maintenance car)on the siding rail? I wonder if the farmer uses that on his property". Thanks for the cool photo.ReplyDelete
Actually the railway line (Forty Mile Rail) owns the speeder and uses it on the tracks to do inspections, etc. The farmer rents the land the elevator sits on from the railway line, that is standard practise.Delete