A fundraising campaign to help kick start the return of rail passenger service to the Algoma Central Railway will be held on April 6.
Proceeds of the event will be used to support the efforts of the Missanabie Cree First Nation to create a non-profit passenger train between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst that would be named the “Mask-wa Oa-ta-ban” or “Bear Train.”
Service on the route ended in 2015 when funding from the Canadian government dried up. The Algoma Central is today part of Canadian National.
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