Lawledge, Manitoba

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Lawledge
Community
Lawledge is located in Manitoba
Lawledge
Lawledge
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 56°56′43″N 94°07′01″W / 56.94528°N 94.11694°W / 56.94528; -94.11694[1]Coordinates: 56°56′43″N 94°07′01″W / 56.94528°N 94.11694°W / 56.94528; -94.11694[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation107 m (351 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area code(s)204, 431
GNBC CodeGAOHX

Lawledge is an unincorporated area and community in Census division 23 in Northern Manitoba, Canada.[1][3]

History[edit]

Lawledge 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 north east to Port Nelson was abandoned, the construction of the new route of the final section from Amery (42 kilometres or 26 miles to the south) north to Churchill, which opened in 1929, led to its founding. Lawledge lies on the line between the communities of Weir River to the south and Thibaudeau to the north.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Lawledge is the site of Lawledge railway station, served by the Via Rail Winnipeg–Churchill train.[4] It has a passing loop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lawledge". 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 Map 11 (PDF) (Map). Official highway map of Manitoba. Manitoba Infrastructure. July 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  4. ^ "Lawledge train station". VIA Rail. Retrieved 2018-07-09.