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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Lyleton, Municipality of Two Borders)

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The former Manitoba Pool elevator at Lyleton, on the CPR Lyleton Subdivision in the Municipality of Two Borders, was built in 1928. In 1967, a temporary annex dating from 1952 was replaced by a new crib annex that increased the facility's total capacity to 128,000 bushels. In April 1976, swollen waters of the Souris River washed out a railway bridge between Lyleton and Waskada. The Canadian Pacific Railway, which wanted to abandon the line to Lyleton, decided not to replace the bridge. Consequently, the elevator closed in December 1976 and the line was formally abandoned in December 1977. The elevator was sold into private hands.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1928-1929

J. M. Ogilvie

1929-1932

C. H. Baker

1932-1934

E. M. Lyle

1934-1935

?

1935-1943

Harry Milford Levins (1895-1973)

1943-1945

F. J. Lang

1945-1946

Willis John Wyatt (1912-1984)

1946-1948

J. D. Mansell

1948-1949

G. A. McLachlow

1949-1951

E. T. Revel

1951-1955

D. W. Robinson

1955-1961

K. J. McTaggart

1961-1972

Vic A. Higgins

1972-1975

Paul A. Pickett

1975-1976

Wayne A. Smith

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Lyleton

Aerial view of the grain elevators at Lyleton (1980s)
Source: Manitoba Pool Collection, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton with Paterson grain elevator in the background

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton with Paterson grain elevator in the background (July 1972)
Source: Joel Bouchard

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton with Paterson grain elevator in the background

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton with Paterson grain elevator in the background (August 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2122.

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Lyleton (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.05819, W101.17503
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Lyleton, Municipality of Two Borders)

Sources:

“Mr. and Mrs. Harry Levins,” Rural Reflections, Volume 2: 1879-1982 by Isabella History Committee, 1982, pages 278-279.

Obituary [Willis John Wyatt], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 1984, page 28.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

We thank Jean McManus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2020

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