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The search is on for a new operator to take over a Sault Ste. Marie-to-Heart passenger train service after Canadian National Railway (CN) announced it will cease operations on July 15.
CN pulls the plug on Algoma passenger train The search is on for a new operator to take over a Sault Ste. Marie-to-Heart passenger train service after Canadian National Railway (CN) announced it will cease operations on July 15. The repeated inability of Railmark Canada and its president-CEO R. Allen Brown to obtain financing led CN, the track’s owner, to finally terminate the service. The same issue cropped up in June, forcing CN to step in and take back a popular sister service on the same line, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train e...


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Proponents gaining support to save ailing trestle bridge
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MTO studies why Ontario roads are cracking prematurely
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Porter Airlines moves into North Bay
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CN pulls the plug on Algoma passenger train
The search is on for a new operator to take over a Sault Ste. Marie-to-Heart passenger train service after Canadian National Railway (CN) announced it will cease operations on July 15. The repeated inability of Railmark Canada and its president-CEO R. Allen Brown to obtain financing led CN, ...


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