From Port Hastings, drive 6 km (3.75 mi) on Highway 19 towards Port Hood. Turn left past Marg’s Bed and Breakfast. Follow the road 500 m/yd to where the former rail line crosses. Park there, but do not block the abandoned rail line.
This view shows the coast to the north of that point, just about where the Strait of Canso begins, at Low Point.
 Today, of course, one would park at the kiosk at Troy Station at GPS 45°41.467'N 61°26.535'W, the entrance to which is clearly marked on the Cèilidh Trail (Highway 19) and a bit south of the road Haynes describes.