Saskatchewan Pool 4B
Pool 4B's workhouse and annex under construction. Galleries connect the new elevator to its neighbour, Pool 4A. Construction for Richardson terminal is visible on the right.
An aerial view of Pool 4B's concrete bins being poured with the slipform technique.
An interior view of one of the floors in Pool 4B's workhouse.
Part of Pool 4B's rope drive system that ran the terminal's machinery.
One of Pool 4B's large conveyor belts. Notice the grain dust accumulation on the machinery before strict dust control measures were implemented in the 1970s.
An interior view of Pool 4B's open-top bins piled high with grain. In the bottom left-hand corner, notice how the space between bins (called the interspace bins) was also used for grain storage.
An interior view of Pool 4B's machinery in the workhouse.
A photo of Pool 4B's distribution floor. Workers would swing the large spouts to match up with one of the small circular hatches on the floor. The small hatches all opened onto different storage bins below.
Pool 4B's workhouse, annex, and carshed under construction. Pool 4A's workhouse is visible on the left, and 4A's annex is visible behind 4B's car shed.
A photo of Pool 4B almost completed; only the upper workhouse is left under construction.
Another angle of the last stages of Pool 4B's construction. In the bottom left corner, boxcars enter Pool 4A's carshed to be unloaded. The completed Richardson terminal is visible in the right-hand background.
A more current photo of Pool 4B, which has an additional annex extending inland. Pool 4A's workhouse and two huge annexes are visible in behind. The pair of terminals are currently sitting abandoned.
The aftermath of a dust explosion at Pool 4B on August 7, 1945. Starting in the basement when a spark ignited grain dust, the explosion travelled up through the workhouse and blew out the upper floors. 22 lives were lost and 30 people were severely injured. The terminal had to be totally rebuilt.
An engineering plan for Pool 4A and 4B made by CD Howe Company.