- Train Event to mark the 100th Anniversary of ACR passenger train and to look forward to the next 100 years
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Train Event to mark the 100th Anniversary of ACR passenger train and to look forward to the next 100 years
Planning is going very well for the up-coming media event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ACR passenger train. Please join us on Saturday, May 31st going northbound and southbound on Sunday, June 1st. Britta Wolfert, Jeff Hinich and Glad and Steve Hawkins will put us in a celebratory mood by performing their music while we look out our train windows at the breath-taking Algoma landscape. You will see first-hand the many different reasons why people use the ACR passenger train. You may see tourists, lodge owners, trappers, campers, First Nation reps, municipal delegates, getting on or off the train and telling us why this service is essential to them. Those who go as far as Hearst will enjoy the warm hospitality of that primarily franco-Ontarian town. Don’t be disappointed—purchase your train tickets while there is still space. The Companion Hotel and the Queen’s Motel in Hearst are both offering a corporate rate, so if you call to book a room mention that you are with the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains and wish to have the corporate rate.
For more information, contact Linda Savory Gordon at 705 949 2301 ext 4320 or email@example.com. and if you want to order a take-out lunch from the Big Bear at Hawk Junction please leave your name with Linda.
CAPT needs help in doing a raffle. If you know how to do raffles and would like to help us out, please contact Al Errington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Searchmont Station Restoration
This is a message from Nathan Brown: “For years the station at Searchmont has been vacant, and left to slowly rot away. This station is the only station left on the ACR from the early days when it was built in 1902. The station was modified in an update in 1945. It was later closed and left abandoned. But there is hope yet. As the only station with the longest history, it is very important to save this part of ACR and railway history. The Searchmont Station Preservation & Historical Society was created for this reason.CN will be selling the station to our group. We are currently trying to raise the funds to restore this station. The station will be fully functional, will have onsite people living there, and will be rebuilt to its original plan that was used in 1902. This contained a circular waiting room to the South of the station and a extended freight section to the North. Our hope is to have the project completed by 2020. We are being told that the station may need to be moved, so we are unsure of the funds required right now for the move, but are raising funds to rebuild the station. We are also seeking a few people to be on the board of directors as well. If you can help us out in anyway be donating, or sponsoring us it would be very much appreciated. You can reach us at the information below. Please support Searchmont Station by buying a railroad tie… http://www.searchmontstation.com/donate.html . Searchmont Station Preservation & Historical SocietyEmail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.searchmontstation.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SearchmontStation Mailing information: Searchmont Station Preservation & Historical Societyc/o Nathan BrownPO BOX 2134Cochrane, OntarioP0L1C0 Phone: 705-272-8780 »
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