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Author Topic: More from Mooney -Updated 07-03-19  (Read 2753 times)

Rob Archer

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 07:29:37 PM »
Mooney on the Canadian Prairies - October 2016


There are shortline railways in Alberta and Saskatchewan - primarily to move grain t the bigger terminals where CN and CP will haul it to the west coast for export.
Grain elevators too - the biggest buildings in most small prairie towns until the grain companies decided to go to flow through elevators.

We open with an older grain elevator for Saskatchewan Pool.
 

Stoughton Saskatchewan...with an old Dodge grain truck.


And a KW W900 in a muddy lot.


Over the road B train hoppers have replaced the light rail branch line operations



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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 07:33:06 PM »
That's a part of North America i'd love to see. :) Cool photos. 8)

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2019, 10:19:04 PM »
Wow, those "Prairie Skyscrapers" sure are cool. 8)
The B Trains are always a treat, nice shots all around.
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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2019, 10:24:22 PM »
Fantastic to see , funny how I have been across there enough times but wonder if I have taken a shot of those, I must have one somewhere! Either way, love the pictures, the old Dodge is just a perfect finish to the scene!

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2019, 08:39:18 AM »
Nice stuff Rob, I love seeing grain elevators too because you have to drive aways out here just to find one. The b-trains are always neat too.

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2019, 06:24:02 AM »
Video about a grain elevator operator, pretty neat.
https://www.nfb.ca/film/grain_elevator/
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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2019, 06:38:51 AM »
Thanks for posting that video Willy. :) Quite interesting to this city boy. 8) Are grain elevators disappearing or do they still have a big prescence on the prairies? ???

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2019, 08:28:37 AM »
I had no idea how grain elevators work, so that was a really interesting video.

Never seen anybody hand crank a boxcar too, and never seen a boxcar used for grain either haha. I assume those have been replaced by grain cars now.

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2019, 08:58:22 AM »
I had no idea how grain elevators work, so that was a really interesting video.

Never seen anybody hand crank a boxcar too, and never seen a boxcar used for grain either haha. I assume those have been replaced by grain cars now.
There's still a few of them around, most have been replaced by concrete structures that look like this.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.9648812,-97.3510517,3a,34.1y,350.41h,102.31t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sV9Q23hD56KLODxuO8YZUvg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DV9Q23hD56KLODxuO8YZUvg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D96%26h%3D64%26yaw%3D85.14341%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

 The wooden elevator that stood here before the concrete one, I happened to be on that stretch of road when they moved it, was on my way to a relative's farm, wish I had a camera with me, pretty cool.

I had no idea how grain elevators work, so that was a really interesting video.

Never seen anybody hand crank a boxcar too, and never seen a boxcar used for grain either haha. I assume those have been replaced by grain cars now.
They may still load grain in boxcars.
 I hauled grain in vans, they put a cardboard bulkhead at the nose and rear of the trailer, closed one door and blew the product in, then vacuumed it out.
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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2019, 10:46:18 AM »
That makes a ton more sense than how I imagined it haha, I just imagined they were doing a primitive method with a bucket and a shovel lol.

I wish you were able to catch a shot of that too, that must've been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2019, 11:23:18 AM »
I pulled grain trailers for Wiebe Transport at the end of the 90s into the 2000s.We used to haul a lot of grain out of wooden grain elevators around the northern Alberta Peace Country.Most of the grain would go to feedlots in southern Alberta.Over the years there have been a number of big cement elevators/terminals built up here that replaced the small town elevators.Pretty much all the wooden elevators are gone.Now the bulk of the grain gets shipped out on railcars.

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2019, 01:39:54 PM »
Mr. Mooneys' grain elevator pics got me searching the web for more......there's tons of stuff out there (both videos & photos). If I lived in an area where these were located i'd be out everyday hunting them down. ;D Don't want to hijack his thread so i'll only post one titled "Harvest Time @ The Grain Elevator". Worth a look.....trucks galore. :)

                                                       https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=yfp-t&p=trucks+at+grain+elevators+videos#id=11&vid=a753e049727821cf1b087be0cc185c5f&action=view

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2019, 06:39:13 PM »
Awesone stuff. 

Here's a link to a few photos I had posted of grain elevators:
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=72778.msg624835#msg624835

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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-18 -19
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2019, 12:54:46 PM »
Mooney heads back to Ontario (with a slight back track to Estevan)

Not quite running back to Saskatoon but one he took in Estevan first.
Clearly this Western Star was in Estevan SK



Bson LCV on the Trans Canada Highway (not sure if in SK or MB)


Moving into Ontario - Highway 17 near Thunder bay.
Bison into the bush

No idea of what happened.

Pass Lake truck stop just east of TB

Direction signs...a long way from anywhere


Nice Pete with a load of tires.



The First Nations were protesting something.


I think that's all he sent me from that trip but I do have more to post from the USA trips he has taken.
They will be coming soon.
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Re: More from Mooney -Updated 02-15-19
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2019, 08:49:35 PM »
The big tri-drive Western Star sure is cool, and the Pete with the load of tires is a really cool catch. 8)
Looks like that Bison is having a rough day, but at least it didn't turn over.
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