Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Dalny, RM of Two Borders)
A wooden grain elevator at the railway siding of Dalny, on the CPR Lyleton Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Two Borders, was formerly operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators as one of the original seven Cooperative Elevator Associations established in 1925. Founding officers of the association were E. C. Ramsay (President), W. H. Carlton (Vice-President), E. J. Kontzie (Secretary), C. W. Kontzie (Director), F. E. Thompson (Director), G. W. Neumann (Director), and W. W. Palmer (Director).
In 1982, the elevator’s crib annex was moved to Goodlands. The remaining elevator was closed in July 1983 as the railway line was abandoned. The rails were later removed. The building was sold to a local farmer who uses it for private grain storage.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Maps
Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1925-1975 by Frederick William Hamilton, Saskatoon: Modern Press, 1975.
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
We thank Neil Christoffersen, Darin Gibson, and Murray McKinney for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 21 January 2018
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