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Algoma Central Railway Locomotives Stopped at Agawa Canyon, Ontario

This image shows the front end of the tourist train run by the Algoma Central Railway from Sault Ste. Marie to Agawa Canyon. They run other tour trains as well.

Prismaflex Color Wilson, Dryden, Ontario

The description on the back states:

Algoma Central Passenger Train parked at Canyon prior to returning to Sault Ste. Marie — Agawa Canyon Tour.

–These locomotives are typical of the era, rather than more historic E-class or F-class streamline locomotives. The trip to Agawa Canyon is less than half the total distance of the railway. One tour includes the entire distance, a total of 592 drives.

The clothing on the visible passengers, particularly the printed plaid pants, are typical of clothing from the 1960s.

Agawa Canyon, Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

This image shows the train at its final destination for the tour, the otherwise inaccessible Agawa Canyon. To this date the canyon is accessible only to hikers and the train. The exceptional length of the train is clearly visible from this image.

Prismaflex Color, Wilson, Dryden, Ontario

The description states:

View from the Lookout of beautiful Agawa Canyon, final destination of the Algoma Central Railway Wilderness Tour.

–What appear to be small lakes are the meanders of the Agawa River, which carved the valley after the last Ice Age. This postcard dates from the 1960s.

Montreal River Trestle, Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

This image shows the rear of the train as it completes the transit of the Montreal River trestle during the Wilderness tours.

Prismaflex Color, Wilson, Dryden, Ontario

The description on the back of the card states:

The Algoma Central Railway Wilderness Tour crossing the Montreal River Trestle at Mileage 92, north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

–Clearly visible at the right below the trestle is the dam on the Montreal River and the associated hydroelectric station. This card dates from the 1960’s when the service began.