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Grain Elevator Model

Grain elevators are storage facilities for wheat and other grains. Grain is unloaded into a pit or other area at the base and is conveyed from there to the top. From distributor spouts at the top, the grain, separated by grade, falls through chutes into any number storage bins. The grain is eventually loaded onto train box cars for shipment.

This grain elevator model is being constructed by over two dozen volunteers on the Saskatoon WDM grounds. It stands over 8 meters (27 feet) high.

Read more about the elevator in "2013 Pion_Era grain elevator added to exhibits" by Ned Powers in the Saskatoon Express.

2011 - Floor construction began.
Top L-R: Frank, Don, Vern, George, and Ken.
Bottom L-R: Don, Ken, Del, George, Del, Frank, Vern


Fall 2011 - Getting the tin cladding for the model elevator from an abandoned elevator.
Second: Colin
Third: Dave, Frank
Bottom: Frank

Bottom: John, Frank & Don