MUSIC FOR THE ACR – FUNDRAISER FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) has announced a major fundraising event toward re-starting passenger rail service on the Algoma Central Railway. On April 6th, celebrated Canadian folksinger Ian Tamblyn will perform at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Money raised will support efforts by Missanabie Cree First Nation…

ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN SUPPORTERS SEEK CROSS-BORDER HELP

Despite two consecutive Canadian federal governments pulling support, and the non-participation of the Ontario provincial government, those working to reinstate the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger train continue their fight. Stakeholders now offer two new ways for supporters of the train to add their voice. For Canadian citizens & residents, a parliamentary e-petition is available,…

ALGOMA CENTRAL PASSENGER RAIL TO CONTINUE

It was the eve of April Fool’s Day when the news came, but it was no joke – passenger rail service on the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) will continue for at least three more years. The Canadian government announced on March 31st that it will provide $5.3 million (over three years) in support via the…

MYSTERY TRAIN – ALGOMA CENTRAL RAILWAY SET TO BE SAVED

Efforts to save the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger service have yielded results. A yet-to-be-named rail company is now poised to take over operations from Canadian National (CN) on the line that runs from Sault. Ste. Marie on the Michigan border to Hearst, Ontario.  In the winter of 2014 the Canadian federal government announced it…