Saturday, September 18, 2010

Elevator Music - Azure

If you wish to follow along in Google Earth, here is the kmz file for download.

May 9th, 2010

Back in May while I was out driving around looking for something to photograph.

Back in May I took a drive out in the Southwest area of High River looking for something to photograph and that is when I first saw the auto racks. Since I had yet to investigate anything train related south of town I decided to do so. I never took any pictures of the auto racks that day. At that time the rails south of Township Road 182 (594th Ave) had been removed but the ties remained. In the distance peeking over the crest of a hill I saw recognizable shape, got distracted and went to photograph it instead.

That shape turned out to be the Azure grain elevator. According to the blog Vanishing Sentinels, this elevator was built in 1927 for the Alberta Pacific Grain Company. It was closed in 1962 and is now privately owned.

Here are a few pictures of the Azure grain elevator.

Here are a couple more shots from the base of the elevator in sepia.

Goggle Earth kmz file.