Tilston, Manitoba

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Tilston
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Tilston
Location of Tilston in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°23′37″N101°18′46″W / 49.39361°N 101.31278°W / 49.39361; -101.31278
Country Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Region Westman Region
Census Division No. 5
Government
   MP Larry Maguire
   MLA Doyle Piwniuk
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal Code
R0M 2B0
Area code 204
NTS Map062F06
GNBC CodeGBBVK

Tilston is a small community in the Municipality of Two Borders, Manitoba, Canada. The community is located at the junction of Road 256 and Road 345, approximately 144 km south-west of Brandon, Manitoba only 58 kilometers south-west of the Town of Hartney. [1]

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On July 27, 2015, the longest-documented tornado in Canadian history touched down near Tilston, staying on the ground for 2.5 to 3 hours. It was rated EF2.

Infrastructure

Tilston was served by the Canadian Pacific Railway until a spring storm in 1976 washed out the rail bridge near Lauder Manitoba. The bridge was not repaired and the line was salvaged beginning in 1978. Two grain elevators remain standing and some of the ties on the former siding are still in place. Highways Manitoba Highways 256 & 345 are the main travel routes to and from Town.

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