Glamis, Saskatchewan is a ghost town. A little southeast of Glamis is this grain elevator in the middle of a field. Literally in the middle of large field with nothing around it. I tried to find some information on it on the internet but was unsuccessful.
There is a trail leading off the gravel road across the field that goes by it. I did not try the trail, that will have to wait for warmer days and drier roads. The close up shot was near the extreme range of my telephoto lens.
An evocative shot!ReplyDelete
The elevator is not sitting up on a mound like it would at a railroad since it likely was moved. Nearest town with an elevator was Doual (which no longer exists) so likely moved from there. See the map at this website https://sites.rootsweb.com/~skwheat/rosetown1924.gif and note the railway diagonally fields north of this site crossing to get to Glamis.ReplyDelete
Correction - that should be Douai Saskatchewan, named after the Douai Plains of Vimy Ridge. The railroad can be seen in the google maps satellite view.ReplyDelete
When I post something I never know what kind of reply, if any, I will get. Thanks for the comment, this is interesting and I appreciate it.Delete
A prairie sentinel!ReplyDelete
I wonder what moving a building the size of that elevator would have involved back in the day. Per above info, it came a couple of kilometres, at least.ReplyDelete
This one deserves a return visit.ReplyDelete