CP heritage fleet headlines Canada 150 Train this summer

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CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific is running a commemorative Canada 150 train this summer that will tour much of the railroad’s Canadian system in recognition of the country’s 150th birthday. The special train left railroad headquarters in Calgary this week and is headed to Port Moody, British Columbia, for its first event on Friday, July 28.

The Canada 150 train is made up of the railroad’s Royal Canadian Pacific heritage fleet, including its A-B-A set of F9s led by CP F9(A) No. 1401 and 10 restored Royal Canadian Pacific heritage cars. The special train will visit 13 cities beginning Friday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 20.

As the train was debuted at CP’s Ogden Yard in Calgary earlier this week, the railroad also unveiled its new Spirit of Tomorrow passenger car. The car is decorated with thousands of handwritten cards from children outlining their dreams for the future and is included in the Canada 150 train's consist. 

At each event, the train will layover for about three hours. Live entertainment and other activities will be held at each destination, including performance by Canadian country music star Dean Brody and entertainment by Aboriginal dancers.

The train will visit cities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. 

A full schedule is available online.

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