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Canadian hall of fame seeks nominations for 2006 inductees

Know of a person, place or thing that played a major role in developing Canada’s freight and passenger railroad industries? Then contact the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame, which is calling on the general public to submit nominations for this year’s inductees.

Launched in 2002, the Web-based hall is seeking nominees for its “heroes,” “communities,” “technologies” and “leaders” categories until Aug. 11. Nomination forms are available on the hall’s Web site,

Inductees will be announced in October and featured on the site. Last year, inductees included Craigellachie Station, where the last spike was driven in 1885 to mark completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and wartime railroad employees, who helped transport troops and materials across Canada during World War II.

The Canadian Northern Society recently opened an interactive Canadian Railway Hall of Fame Pavilion in Big Valley, Alberta, that features inductee displays and hands-on outdoor exhibits on the country’s railroad industry.

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