BinscarthCP Bredenbury subdivision.
The town of Binscarth was the junction of the Bredenbury and CP Russell subdivisions. There is still a remnant of the Russell subdivision, a wye and a few miles of track. This was (maybe is still?) known as the Agricore spur and leads to this Viterra grain elevator north of town.
|Viterra grain elevator, Binscarth|
|Mile 1.05, Agricore spur, Binscarth|
|Gons on the wye|
|Paterson inland terminal, Binscarth, MB|
|I grok the GROX|
There were also quite a few maintenance of way vehicles on side tracks in and around Binscarth. I guess track work is being done on the Bredenbury!
Read more on Binscarth's grain elevators.
That was fun, but there were many more elevators to see. On to another spot on the Bredenbury subdivision...
|Marooned car in Solsgirth|
For one thing, Canada Post still delivers here (postal code: R0J 2B0). Another thing: it still has active railway tracks - mile 51.2 on the CP Bredenbury.
When I visited, there was a string of empty flatcars in the siding. They are obviously to carry the maintenance vehicles I saw in Binscarth, based on the rails mounted on the flatcars and the ramps seen at the end of the train.
|Flatcars in Solsgirth|
|You misspelled "GRILL"|
You may have noticed the marooned hopper (SOO 125084) in the first photograph of Solsgirth that I posted. This hopper is up on blocks, for reasons unknown, and its trucks are nowhere to be found. I have no idea what if anything it is being used for.
Solsgirth is only 15 miles away from where I was last on the Bredenbury sub, at Shoal Lake.
After photographing the two churches in Solsgirth (more later), I moved on to Birtle, mile 59.2.
|A busy little elevator|