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The ACR has gone through many changes in its more than a century of life. There were grand plans, tough financial times, long years of grinding low revenues yet high hopes for better times.

Iron mining on the line revived with the coming of World War II and it was a very different world for decades. As well, taking advantage of the magnificent Algoma scenery, the railway set up a significant Agawa Canyon Tour business, attracting thousands of new customers.

As happens in northern Ontario, iron mining again declined and disappeared. The railway once more faced bad financial times except for its Steamship Division.

Considered for outright abandonment, the railway was bought by Wisconsin Central with the aid of the provincial government. Then, as the Canadian National empire expanded with the Wisconsin Central purchase, CN became the ACR’s new owner.

This black and white, 64-page staple bound book has over 130 photos and graphics showing the huge changes to the company over the years.

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