Grain Elevator
Module Name:
Grain Elevator
Diorama:
 
Owner Name:
Glenn Roman
Sponsor:
Glenn Roman
Date Built:
2017
Date Updated:
 
Status:
Active
Module Type:
4' standard module
Length:
4'
Width:
2'
Skyboard:
12" plywood
Track
Code:
80
Brand:
Atlas
Turnouts:
five #6 (4 Peco, 1 Atlas)
Crossovers:
none
Passing Sidings:
blue liine
Yard Tracks
none
Industrial Spurs
three
Other Tracks
none
Electrical:
Wire
Connector
110V
Designer:
Glenn Roman
 
Red
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Carpentry:
Glenn Roman
 
Yellow
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Track:
Glenn Roman
 
Blue
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Wiring:
Glenn Roman
 
Other
   
Yes
Scenery:
Glenn Roman
DCC Equipment:
UP5
Powered Accessories:
wall wart for UP5
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
Route 66 Scene:
 
Prototype RR:
 
Grain Elevator
Track Plan
Grain Elevator
Sign Board
One of the primary clients of Midwestern and great plains railroads were grain elevators. Oklahoma farmers would harvest their wheat, corn, oats, and pecans, load them onto farm trucks, and then haul them to the nearest grain elevator. There the crops would be stored until they could be loaded into box cars (and in later years, grain hoppers) for shipment. These elevators were often found every few miles along the railroad's right-of-way. Since paved highways usually paralleled the train tracks, small rural communities with schools, churches, and a store or two often developed near the elevators. The small Oklahoma towns like Afton, Fairland, and Chelsea still exist, but the grain elevators are now much larger and farther apart, requiring farmers to truck their harvest a much longer distance.
Description & History
Ths module has a short siding plus two spurs for the grain elevator and one for the loading dock.