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Algoma Central Railway Railfan & Modelling Site

Algoma Central Railway Railfan and Modelling Site

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About the Algoma Central Railway

The Algoma Central Railway (ACR) runs 296 miles throught relatively untouched northern Ontario wilderness from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (or 'The Soo', from the pronounciation of the old French word 'Sault') to Hearst, Ont. and 26 miles from the division point at Hawk Junction, ONT. to Michipicoten Harbour on Lake Superior. 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.

The ACR was incoporated in 1899 and constructed over a period from 1899 to 1914. In 1995, the railway was purchased by the Wisconsin Central Railroad Corp. In the fall of 2001, Wisconsin Central was purchased by Canadian National Railway, which now operates the former ACR.

History of the Algoma Central Railway


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