The Agawa Canyon Tour Train Revisted (Sault Ste Marie, ON – Agawa Canyon, ON)

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An Update on the Agawa Canyon Tour Train:

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger trains is trying to find a new operator for both the Agawa Canyon Tour Train and the Sault Ste Marie-Hearst passenger train, in the meantime the Sault Ste Marie-Hearst passenger train has ceased operation. The root cause of this deplorable situation: the Federal Conservatives’ decision that the passenger train no longer qualified for the remote rail program – in spite of a complete lack of roads much less any other form of public transportation in many of the locales served by the train. The pics below show the last run of the Agawa Canyon Tour train in 2015. For the current status of the Tour train contact the Agawa Canyon Tour train at their website at

The Agawa Canyon Tour Train began operation in 1964, carrying tourists from Sault Ste Marie to the scenic & popular Agawa Canyon. The train operates on the tracks of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR), now owned by Canadian National Railways (CN). The Algoma Central was a regional railway in Northern Ontario operating north from Sault Ste Marie. In addition to the tour train, there is a regular passenger train which operates over the entire length of the line from Sault Ste Marie to Hearst, ON.

Equipment on the tour train consists of former Rio Grande Ski Train coaches, and an ex-California Zephyr diner. There are TV screens in the coaches giving a live forward view, plus the usual big picture windows. Motive power now consists of former Rio Grande Ski Train F40PH 3,000 horsepower diesel locomotives.

As the train leaves the town of Sault Ste Marie, it passes the ACR yards & Algoma Steel corporation at Steelton, the Goulais River near Searchmont, Trout lake, and the spectacular Montreal River trestle at Montreal Falls before descending the Canyon into Agawa Canyon Park.

If you enjoy superb scenery, friendly service & fine dining, then you’ll enjoy a ride on The Agawa Canyon Tour Train.

For those visiting the Sault Ste Marie area, the Days Inn offers convenient lodging near the train station and the nearby casino offers buffet dining options.

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