Silcox, Manitoba

Silcox
Railway point
Silcox is located in Manitoba
Silcox
Silcox
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 57°11′50″N 94°10′07″W / 57.19722°N 94.16861°W / 57.19722; -94.16861[1]Coordinates: 57°11′50″N 94°10′07″W / 57.19722°N 94.16861°W / 57.19722; -94.16861[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation
[2]
126 m (413 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area code(s)204, 431
GNBC CodeGAZFX

Silcox is an unincorporated area and railway point in Census division 23 in Northern Manitoba, Canada.[1][3] The eponymous Silcox Creek passes nearby to the south on its way to the Owl River, a tributary of Hudson Bay.[3]

History

Silcox 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. Silcox lies on the line between the settlements of Thibaudeau to the south and Herchmer to the north.[3]

Transportation

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

References

  1. ^ a b "Silcox". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ Elevation taken from Google Maps at coordinates. Accessed 2018-07-08.
  3. ^ a b c Map 11 (PDF) (Map). Official highway map of Manitoba. Manitoba Infrastructure. July 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  4. ^ "Silcox train station". VIA Rail. Retrieved 2018-07-09.


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