The Algoma Central Railway operates regular Passenger Service
between our depot in Sault Ste. Marie and our northern terminus,
296 miles to the north, in Hearst, Ontario. Our rail line
runs through the heart of 22,000 square miles of recreational
wilderness called Algoma Country and provides access to numerous
lakes and rivers, private camps and cottages and a variety
of Wilderness Lodges. In many cases the Railway is the only
means of access to this remote region.
We operate our Passenger Trains on Summer Service and Winter
Service schedules. Our Summer and Winter Service provides three Northbound
and three Southbound trains with trains going NORTH; Thursday,
Saturday and Monday and SOUTH; Friday, Sunday and Tuesday.
See following Summer
Timetable and Winter
Timetable for specific dates of operation and departure
The Railway operates on a Zone Fare/Rate Structure. See following
Fare/Rate Table for specifics. Please contact Passenger
Sales if you have any questions pertaining to this structure.
The following information is provided for your guidance and
understanding of rules and regulations governing the handling
of baggage and/or express in baggage car service on our passenger
Past practice has indicated that some passengers are unaware
of these rules and that others have attempted to circumvent
the paying of express or excess baggage charges by concealing
goods offered for transportation. Concealment is illegal under
the Railway Act, section 379 and could prove hazardous to
the safety of passengers, particularly if said concealment
involves dangerous commodities. Railway Agents and/or Train
Baggagemen as Company representatives, have the right to inspect
any doubtful items of baggage when camouflaging is suspected.
Tariff rules define baggage as: wearing apparel and personal
effects for the wear, use, comfort and convenience of the
passenger for the purposes of the journey and not intended
for other persons or for sale.
Up to 100 lbs. may be checked on an adult ticket and up to
50 lbs. on a Student ticket free of charges. All shipments
over 200 lbs., must be prearranged with Passenger Sales.
Some additional personal articles such as bedrolls, groceries,
beer, portable Coleman camp stoves and/or lamps, skis and
toboggans may be checked at owner's risk and included in the
above weight limit free of charge.
A reasonable amount of Hand Baggage including fishing rods,
tackle boxes, unloaded firearms (encased), may be carried
into the coach with the passenger.
Items such as pets, canoes, bicycles, outboard motors, ATV's,
snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats under 14 ft., sleighs and
trailers must be handled as Express Baggage using the designated
Express Baggage tariffs. All shipments of snowmobiles, ATV's,
boats etc. must be prearranged with Passenger Sales. The following
list of items must be handled as Express for which shipping
- liquefied petroleum (propane) and propane cylinders (full
- groceries (not for personal use of the passenger)
- boats and canoes
- fish and game
- power saws
- building materials
- furniture or anything that becomes a permanent part of
- batteries and tires
- power ice augers
Baggage must be enclosed in proper receptacles, securely
bound, and each item must have an identification tag or marking
on same with destination. There are limited liabilities in
connection with the above baggage services. Full detailed
regulations are contained in the tariffs of the Railway Company
and may be seen on request. For further particulars see your
The Railway company assumes no liability for baggage other
than as specified in its tariffs published and filed pursuant
Rules and regulations laid down by the Canada Transportation
Agency prohibit the handling of dangerouscommodities in passenger
cars. (Please contact agent regarding self propelled vehicles).
It is illegal and extremely dangerous to pack and conceal
hazardous materials in plastic bags, cardboard cartons, pack
sacks, or containers as checked baggage or to carry them on
board. Some of these items may be transported in Express Service
provided they are in approved containers and bear proper identification
tags as required by regulations prescribed by the Canada Transportation
Agency. These include:
- GASES: liquefied petroleum (propane) compressed gases.
Empty propane - acetylene and oxygen cylinders, scuba tanks,
gas drums, etc.
- CORROSIVES: Acids, cleaners, wet cell batteries, etc.
- FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS: Gasoline, naptha gas, paints, thinners,
camp fuels (Coleman fuel), etc.
For a more detailed list of hazardous materials consult your
THE REGULATIONS COVERING
THESE ITEMS ARE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY! CONCEALING OR ATTEMPTING
TO CONCEAL THESE GOODS ABOARD A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE
IS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE RAILWAY ACT FOR WHICH VIOLATION CHARGES
MAY BE LAID BY THE PROPER OFFICER.
NO SMOKING POLICY
Effective Monday, July 4, 2005 the Regular Passenger Train
(Trains 631 & 632) providing service to Hearst and Return
will become Smoke-Free.
Government legislation (Part 2 of the Canada Labour Code)
prohibits smoking in all federally regulated workplaces. The
primary goal of this legislation is to protect the health
and welfare of all non-smokers from environmental tobacco
All employees and passengers are required to respect the provisions
of this legislation and refrain from smoking onboard the train.
Should the company be fined, the dollar value of said fine
will be passed on to the person violating this government
YOU FOR NOT SMOKING