Loco for Trains: Interview with Filmmaker Dan Nystedt


“I shot a documentary in India about this awesome school for poor youth there. It was pretty amazing to spend time in this tiny little village in Southern India. The cool thing about this village was that they were building a railway to the village and everyone was stoked. They were like ‘this is going to save us, this is really going to improve our quality of life’. And then I came back to Sault Ste. Marie and found out that they’re going to cancel the rail line- they don’t want to use it anymore. It’s just so short sighted to be getting rid of our rail.”

Dan Nystedt married into trains- sort of.

“All great stories start with a girl. I met this girl who is now my wife. My mother-in-law is Linda Savory-Gordon and she is one of the co-founders and co-chairs of the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains. I just started becoming fascinated with the all the issues around trains and started listening to her. And every now and then she’d say- ‘hey there’s a documentary in here’ -because that’s what I do. And I didn’t believe it. And then they were going to shut down the Huron Central Line between the Sault and Sudbury.”

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