Digges, Manitoba

Digges
Railway point
Digges is located in Manitoba
Digges
Digges
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 58°32′24″N 94°07′47″W / 58.54000°N 94.12972°W / 58.54000; -94.12972[1]Coordinates: 58°32′24″N 94°07′47″W / 58.54000°N 94.12972°W / 58.54000; -94.12972[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation
[2]
13 m (43 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area codes204, 431
GNBC CodeGAGPD

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

History

Digges 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. Digges lies on the line between the settlements of Bylot to the south and Tidal to the north, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Churchill.[3]

Transportation

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

References

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