While trucks are needed to get the grain to the elevators, trains are used to haul the grain from the elevators to the mills and shipping ports. That is why the elevators were built next to the railway tracks. Duh! Oftentimes trains would pass by while we were photographing the elevators, so we had to be careful not to be in the way. It did make for more interesting photos such as this one. Here the train cars are waiting to be loaded. The photo was taken in Rosthern, SK where I grew up. I hauled quite a few truck-fulls of grain to Rosthern elevators.