Cromarty, Manitoba

Cromarty
Railway point
Cromarty is located in Manitoba
Cromarty
Cromarty
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 58°03′41″N 94°08′52″W / 58.06139°N 94.14778°W / 58.06139; -94.14778[1]Coordinates: 58°03′41″N 94°08′52″W / 58.06139°N 94.14778°W / 58.06139; -94.14778[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation
[2]
66 m (217 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area codes204, 431
GNBC CodeGAFUQ

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

History

Cromarty was founded with the building of the Hudson Bay Railway in the third decade of the 20th century. It takes its name from Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands. 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. Cromarty lies on the line between the settlements of Belcher to the south and Chesnaye to the north, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Churchill.[3]

Transportation

Cromarty is the site of Cromarty railway station, served by the Via Rail Winnipeg–Churchill train.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Cromarty". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  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.
  4. ^ "Cromarty train station". VIA Rail. Retrieved 2018-07-09.


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