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Pontypool Grain Elevator < on 4/11/2011 3:49 PM >
Along the old CN rail bed in the unincorporated village of Pontypool, Ontario, stands the abandoned Pontypool Grain Elevator. It is one of only two freestanding grain elevators left in Ontario, a reminder of the agricultural history of the region. CN Rail has given the Elevator to "Friends of The Pontypool Elevator", a goup that hopes to have it declared a heritage site.
While the Elevator itself is sealed tight, there is an adjacent abandoned storage shed that was worth a peek.
Re: Pontypool Grain Elevator <Reply # 8 on 4/13/2011 4:43 AM >
Posted by rob.i.am 2 in Ontario? Aren't Victory Soy and Collingwood considered grain elevators?
A grain elevator is usually only just a part of a larger milling facility like our malt, Victory Soy or the several operating mills in existence.
I -think- Pontypool elevator is a 'freestanding' elevator because it is not attached to any silos, or mills. Farmers dumped grain in the hopper, the elevator pulled the grain up and spit it out into a train car.