Transport Action Ontario Public Presentation of “Tripping: Train 185”

NEORN works cooperatively with like-minded non government organizations (NGOs) in Ontario to advance passenger rail.  We have a very close relationship with Transport Action Ontario (TAO), a long-standing NGO covering public transportation across the entire province. Our two organizations work jointly on advocacy for northern Ontario, such as restoration of the Northlander train, and also assist each others with some administrative matters. 

In conjunction with its annual general meeting, TAO is hosting a public presentation of the recently released film “Tripping: Train 185”, which features the Sudbury – White River VIA train.  Further details, including how to register for the virtual showing, are given below.

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Public Presentation of “Tripping: Train 185″Saturday April 15th 2023
Transport Action Ontario invites all Transport Action members and supporters across Canada to join us for the public portion of our Annual General Meeting, featuring a showing of the recently released documentary film “Tripping: Train 185”. Further details on the film are given below.

The event is free and will be in hybrid format. individuals can attend in person or virtually using Zoom from your computer or phone. Here are the details:

When: Saturday April 15th, 2023 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Eastern)
Where: Medal Room, Royal Canadian Military Institute426 University Ave, Toronto(near University Ave. and Dundas St. – see map)
or Virtual: Zoom Online Conference

Individuals intending to attend in person just need to show up, dress code is business casual. If you prefer to attend virtually you will need to register using the button below:
Register Now for Virtual Attendance – Free

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to join the Zoom webinar online from your computer or smartphone, and phone numbers to dial in. You won’t need a camera to participate. Parts of the meeting will be recorded.

Documentary “Tripping: Train 185”
This one-hour film will have its World Premiere on TVO on April 7, one week before our showing. It is the fourth installment of the popular TRIPPING series. It invites you to hop aboard VIA Train 185 travelling from Sudbury to White River.

Since its first trip way back in 1881, Train 185 has ferried both people and their goods along this storied route for over 140 years. Today, for many northern Ontario communities, this train is still their main connection to the outside world. Over the course of this immersive documentary, you’ll witness the train being loaded with essentials such as food, canoes, and building equipment for the communities the rail line supports. You’ll overhear conversations between train operators and passengers. Then, watch as the train stops in the middle of the wilderness to pick up campers and cottage owners. It’s a mesmerizing journey that winds through Canadian Shield cut outs, follows pristine lakes, and passes forgotten towns.

Like the first three films in the TRIPPING series, TRIPPING: Train185 showcases our vast province, connecting you to communities you may not otherwise experience, all from the comfort of your own chair. (TVO Original Documentary)

Following the showing, the film’s director or the production team will respond to questions and comments.

Business Meeting
Ontario members in good standing will also be receiving a separate invitation and registration link for the business portion of the Annual General Meeting, which will follow immediately after the public session. To join or renew your membership now, please click here.

In conclusion, thank you for your continued support for Transport Action. We look forward to seeing you on April 15.

Peter Miasek, President, Transport Action Ontario