|Saskatchewan Wheat Pool; Stony Beach, Sask.; August 26, 2013|
|Stony Beach, Sask.|
The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool controlled hundreds of elevators in its namesake province, but about ten years ago began disposing of the few wooden elevators it still had, consolidating its operations at much larger high through-put (HTP) elevators. As the elevators were sold, the Pool painted over its logo, leaving just the words "Saskatchewan" and the town name (and in some rare cases, the Pool elevator number) on the building.
That brings us to Stony Beach, a small town (and calling it a "town" is being generous) on a Canadian National branch line located about halfway between Regina and Moose Jaw. The CN transcontinental route runs much farther to the north on its way to Saskatoon; the Canadian Pacific main line, however, is parallel to this branch just a few miles south. The elevator at Stony Beach is unusual for two reasons; first, it retains its Pool logo and, second, it's painted barn red and lacks the silver sheathing that most Pool elevators had.
|Stony Beach, Sask,; August 26, 2013|
|Canadian Pacific; Elbow, Saskatchewan; August 27, 2013|
|Dragon fly at Stony Beach|
|Canadian National; Stony Beach, Saskatchewan; August 27, 2013|
|Into the setting sun at Stony Beach|
Photos from the first day at Stony Beach and the rest of that day can be found here. Photos from the second day, including the chase on the CPR, can be found here.