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Sand Point/Fairloch

Warneford Station Fairloch Station Farlinger Station

Originally named Sand Point (also shown on maps as Grand Point), Fairloch was a station on the railway located north of Macdiarmid at Milepost 33.6/83.3. While there is a nearby Fairloch Creek, the origins of the name are unknown.

While nothing more than a whistle stop, Fairloch was however the main station between Warneford and Orient Bay, as well as a major jumping off point into Lake Nipigon, it lost much of its importance after the development of Macdiarmid during World War I. Fairloch sported a siding that was removed from use between 1968 and 1970 and converted into a 1550-foot spur prior to 1982 (known officially as Storage Track KI-40). It was reinstated as a station in 1986 (without the station) and removed again prior to 2005.

Fairloch lies at the southern boundary of what once was Blacksand Provincial Park, which was later renamed Lake Superior Provincial Park in 1978. In 1994 the park was closed and part of the land transferred to the Government of Canada for the creation of Sand Point First Nation, now known as Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek.

 

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