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It takes a town to build a museum

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol is a good example of what people can do to keep the stories of their community alive.
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The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol is a good example of what people can do to keep the stories of their community alive.

The museum, which is operated by a citizens' board, is located in the former home of the first CN superintendent in Capreol. It is located at 26 Bloor St. It was purchased by the Town of Capreol.

Currently volunteers are working on upgrading Prescott Park. Recently they placed 400 feet of new track to place additional rolling stock: two Inco electric locomotives, a steel caboose, a snow plow car, a warehouse care and a molten copper car.

Phase one of the expansion is expected to be completed by next year. This project will require museum supporters to raise $100,000 .

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Phase two involves the restoration of the rolling stock as well as construction of a protective cover to house it. This project will cost more than $1 million.

The museum is currently inviting people to make donations and have their names on the Railroaders Archive Wall.  For more information, phone 858-5050.




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