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Making a Case for High Speed Rail - Toronto Sun

by Simon Kent - Toronto Sun - Canada is a nation built on steel. Big, steel wheels.

As early as 1836, when the first public train began running between Saint Jean sur Richelieu and La Prairie near Montréal, rail travel helped Canadians conquer the tyranny of distance.Somehow these mechanical marvels reflected our famous capacity for boundless energy, optimism, hope and sheer hard work.

For 150 years and more, tracks were laid east, west, north and south carrying passengers and freight into the farthest corners of Canada.Then we seemed to gradually fall out of love with traveling on ribbons of rail.

Permanently. The last effort to try and re-engage train travellers saw the launch of Canadian National’s Turbo Train in 1968. Read the whole article CLICK HERE.