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The Monon Railroad that used to serve this elevator has been abandoned.
Looking at a satellite image, the bin roof we see to the left of the semi-cab came off that tall metal bin that is to the left of the concrete silos. At least their big bins survived the wind storm. I also include the gravity wagon because that illustrates a role these smaller elevators still serve. Specifically, not all farmers need buy an 18-wheeler to carry their grain to an elevator if there is an elevator close by. They can use their tractor and some gravity wagons to haul their grain down the road. And the grain elevator can use 18-wheelers to get the grain to a rail-served elevator or a grain processing plant.
Or maybe this elevator is a feed mill and they don't have to use 18-wheelers to get rid of all of the grain. That is, the grain is consumed by local farm animals.
Jacqueline Reimer posted four photos with the comment: "Hortonville, Indiana today [Jun2, 26, 2021]."
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