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E – The Engine Pulls Empty cars up to the elevators

“Grain elevators were the first prairie skyscrapers.  Sometimes referred to as “prairie giants”, they stand out clearly against the flat landscape.  You can see them from great distances.  Farmers haul grain to the elevator by truck.  Here it is weighed, graded, cleaned and stored until it is loaded into railway cars.  The engineer will pull the loaded grain cars all the way to a seaport terminal where the grain will be transferred onto ocean going ships.”

– Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet

This painting is one of 26 paintings reproduced in “A Prairie Alphabet” – an awarding winning children’s book written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet and published by Tundra Books. It was the winner of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award for Best Canadian Children’s Book for Illustration in 1992.

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495 S/N Limited Edition Print $50.00 each
Image Size: H 8″ x W 10″
Framed beginning at $150.00 each

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Description

What would be more interesting than “Eyebrow” if one needed to find an elevator that had to start with the letter “E” for an alphabet book?  The easy part was taking the photos of the elevator but trying to arrange for the arrival of the engine of the train proved to be a challenge.  After checking with CP Rail for the schedule of the next train to pass through, I ventured off to Eyebrow – a 45 minute drive from Moose Jaw.  I patiently waited for over 2 hours before it made it’s way through.

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