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Geraldton

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Geraldton, originally intended to be named Jack, was a station on the line located at Milepost 121.6/20.3. The name was an amalgamation of the names of Stanley Fitzgerald and Joseph Errington.

Although a station was proposed at this location when the railway was built, nothing materialized until the 1930s. Significant gold deposits had been discovered in the area and the population exploded as numerous mines were opened. Errington and Fitzgerald were the president and vice-president of Little Long Lac Gold Mines Limited, the first company to commence production. In 1935, a large station was constructed by Canadian National Railways to serve the town and nearby mining operations.

Initially, Geraldton had a large spur, which was later transformed into a 2600-foot siding. It remained in use until the line was discontinued in 2005.

 

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