Type: Railway Siding
Last known status: Abandoned
Former CP Siding of Baring, Saskatchewan was established in 1908. It is unknown whether there was ever more to this siding than what can be seen today but I do know that there was a post office and it was closed in 1967. The siding today only has the elevator and an old community hall which is empty. Baring is so far out into a field that I have only been to it once but have driven by numerous times, always in the winter.
Baring fun facts:
• The Maple Leaf Mills elevator was built in 1909 and sold to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1928
• The elevator was abandoned in 1965 (railway abandoned in 1961)
• Kirkfield Presbyterian Church was built in 1885 and burned in 1952 (cairn and graveyard remain)
• Baring is named after a british baking family who purchased CPR Bonds
Photographs from 2009
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Where is Baring, Saskatchewan located?
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The definition of "abandoned"
1. having been deserted or cast off.
Similar: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off, stranded, rejected, dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle, unoccupied, uninhabited
2. unrestrained; uninhibited.
I have been exploring abandoned buildings all over Saskatchewan and beyond since 2007.