CP celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with cross-country tour train

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CALGARY — The Canadian Pacific will retrace the journey of Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train this summer in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The CP Canada 150 Train will travel from Port Moody, British Columbia, to Ottawa from July 28 to Aug. 20, with celebrations in 13 towns across the nation.

"It is my honor to invite communities and citizens from across the country to join us in celebrating the nation, the railway and the future of Canada," says Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. "CP has been connecting Canada for 136 years, something we consider a distinct privilege. We are proud to have been a part of building Canada, proud to employ the country's best railroaders, and we look forward to many more years of giving Canadians a reason to be proud of this railway."

The train will be headed up by CP’s recently restored FP9 No. 1401 along with part of the Royal Canadian Pacific passenger train consist. The CP’s stage car, a staple of the railroad’s annual Holiday Train, will also be on the train and country music star Dean Brody will perform at each stop.

More information is available online.
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