The foundation of Northern Ontario can largely thank the 701 Steam Locomotive for carrying settlers to the new developing north. Many of our ancestors stepped onto this iron horse to pursue new dreams and to discover a new world. It was an end of an era as steam travel was replaced by diesel. On June 25, 1957, the 701 made her final run. Eventually the 701 was returned to Englehart, ON where she sits alongside the rail yard on her own set of rails.
With the dedication and commitment of many volunteers, the 701 was restored to highlight her natural beauty and preserve the history embedded within her from the natural elements. Over 400 hours of work went into her restoration - a true reflection of the pride, admiration and enthusiasm of our communities.
With your help, we are working to build a shelter for the 701. This unique canopy would protect this iconic steam engine and the work that has been done to restore it.
If you would like to learn more, please visit the Town of Englehart website.
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