To Email Jim For More Information

This private project is a work in progress, and this web site is to supplement my book,

“Vanishing Sentinels The Remaining Grain elevators of Alberta and British Columbia, which is available now in print. The book contains all of the data, photographs of the remaining structures and history I have collected of the

1,759 wooden grain elevators in Alberta.

I also include the 40 concrete and 20 steel facilities which have replaced a great number of these wooden sentinels.

For more info on the book, click on the links

at the top of this page.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos I have taken since 2003, and please feel free to comment or leave information on grain elevators in your area that I may have missed in the book.

All of us have a stake in this important part of our history!

Please do not forget the Vanishing Sentinels Of The Alberta Prairies!

Please feel free to email me at if you have any comments, suggestions or new elevator sightings in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Chin Elevator Demolition Photo

Courtesy Ric Swihart

Check Out My Fellow Vatorologist

Matt Tolton of Carberry, Manitoba

Elevator Website at;

Please check my Saskatchewan Site At:

For More Info On

The Alberta Grain Elevator Society (AGES)

Check out their website at

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Vanishing Sentinels Alberta and British Columbia 2012 Update as well as Volume II and III (Western and Eastern Saskatchewan) books are


Click here for more information (Alberta)

Click here for more information (Saskatchewan)

As of December 22, 2015,

Alberta has 305 known Grain Facilities.

251 are wooden elevators and annexes,

41 are concrete, 12 are steel.

(Not including 50+ seed cleaning or feed mills)

Please feel free to

sign my guestbook!

Vanishing Sentinels Update!

Our new mailing address is 302 990 12 Ave SE, Drumheller, Alberta

Phone: (403) 650-6940


Check out The Vanishing Sentinels Facebook Page

For More Elevator Photos and Other Updates!



So far, the tracks up to just west of

Craigmyle have been removed.

For more information on this line, with photos and links, please click the link below!

Abandonment of the Goose Lake Line

Updated October 3, 2014!

Crew Removing The Track (Hanna - Craigmyle)

Hanna Herald May 7, 2014 (Photo By Bev Bergmann)

Jim Pearson will be at the Alberta Grain Elevator Society in Spruce Grove, AB

on June 20th for the Annual General Meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Vanishing Sentinels New 1910-2015 Rail and Elevator Maps Are


For more click here.

As of June 3, 2015 I have set up a Go Fund Me page

To help me finish the work on

Vanishing Sentinels Volume IV:

The Remaining Grain Elevators of Manitoba.

If you’d like to donate, please go to the link below.

Thank you for your support!
Demolished Elevators Late Updates!

Myself and Donna Taggert were showcased on

CTV Calgary’s News Program” Inspired with Darrel Janz” on

Wednesday, September 10th on the 6 PM news.

We did an interview on the grain elevator project!

Prairie icons in danger of extinction

Efforts needed to preserve remaining grain elevators

Here is an excellent article from the Winnipeg Free Press on

The Remaining Prairie Grain Elevators!

Rycroft, AB - United Grain Growers

Demolished Early 2015

Killam, AB - United Grain Growers

Demolished November - December 2015

Graysville, Manitoba

Ex-Viterra / Manitoba Pool

Demolished Late 2015