The Gregarious Railfan
Algoma Central Railway
                                                                                  Nov, 2015

The Algoma Central Railway is a railway in Northern Ontario that operates between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst.  The
area served by the railway is sparsely populated, with few roads and the railroad is a crucial transportation link for the
inhabitants of the area. The ACR is mostly a freight railroad, but its passenger service has become world-famous
because of its Agawa Canyon Tour Train. This daily excursion train travels 113 miles north from Sault Ste. Marie to
the scenic Agawa Canyon park, which is only accessible by rail. In earlier days the railroad was part of a diversified
transportation company that included Great Lakes Shipping and trucking. In 1995 the rail division was sold to the
Wisconsin Central Railroad. In 2001 the WC was purchased by Canadian National Railway, which continued to operate
the former ACR.  In early-2014, the Government of Canada announced that it would be cutting its $2.2-million
investment in the Algoma Central Rail (ACR) passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst. Without this
investment, CN Rail, the owner and operator of the line, indicated that it would be cancelling the run on April 29,
2014.  Since then in 2015 The Canadian Government has approved a temporary 3 year funding agreement to find time
for a permanent funding solution.
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