National Railway Day in Canada

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November 7th

National Railway Day in Canada

This day recognizes the 1885 completion of Canada’s then railway system – the driving of the last spike in the Canadian Pacific Railway and the completion of the transcontinental railway uniting Canada. As we celebrate this day & work to regain the vision of that purpose . .

It is fitting that R.A.I.L.invites you to join in the conversation. Learn about the issues affecting passenger rail service in our community and throughout Southwestern Ontario. Citizens everywhere are speaking about their concerns with VIA Rail’s current service. Share articles. E-mail us with your passenger rail needs, stories and concerns and join our Facebook page (linked to this website). Help us to find a solution…


RAIL’s Inaugural Event held Oct.26,2013 served as a magnate for Rail Experts from across Ontario & Michigan. They gathered with Jim Houston, President and Mabel Higgins, VP, Ed Banninga Treasurer & Member at Large, Doug Wilson and Filmmaker, Dan Nystedt for a parting photo after the event which drew approximately 150 people.