November 1899, No. 21 The Railway and Shipping World (Toronto) Page 322, col. 3

Grand Trunk betterments, etc.


J. S. Metcalfe & Co., Chicago, have the contract for rebuilding the Co.'s elevator at Elsdon, Ill., recently burned. Work has commenced & it is expected to complete it by Jan. 31. It will hold about 125,000 bus. & will have a transferring capacity of 100 cars a day. The power plant will be equipped with three 72"×18" boilers, one 22×42 Vilter girder bed Corliss engine, one 400 h.p. heater, boiler, feed pump, etc. It will be lighted by electricity & everything about it will be first-class in every respect. It will have 6 legs, 4 no. 9 oat clippers & six 1,400 bus. Fairbank's hopper scales. The roof will be of at felt & gravel, & the outside covering will be no. 26 painted corrugated iron. The foundation will be of piles & concrete piers. It will be used for transfer & clipping purposes only, not for storage.

Railways: G.T.Ry.