Back, Manitoba

Back
Railway point
Back is located in Manitoba
Back
Back
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 57°41′32″N 94°13′51″W / 57.69222°N 94.23083°W / 57.69222; -94.23083[1]Coordinates: 57°41′32″N 94°13′51″W / 57.69222°N 94.23083°W / 57.69222; -94.23083[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation
[2]
90 m (300 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area codes204, 431
GNBC CodeGABKF

Back is an unincorporated area and railway point in Census division 23 in Northern Manitoba, Canada.[1][3]

History

Back was founded with the building of the Hudson Bay Railway in the third decade of the 20th century. When the originally intended final section line route to Port Nelson was abandoned, the construction of the new route of the final section from Amery north to Churchill, which opened in 1929, led to its founding. Back lies on the line between the settlements of O'Day to the south and M'Clintock to the north.[3]

Transportation

Back is the site of Back railway station, served by the Via Rail Winnipeg – Churchill train.

References

  1. ^ a b "Back". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ Elevation taken from Google Maps at coordinates. Accessed 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ a b Map 11 (PDF) (Map). Official highway map of Manitoba. Manitoba Infrastructure. July 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
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