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CP Holiday Train visits southern Ontario again this year!

Click on each picture for a closer look!.
Continuing their tradition of operating Holiday Trains which visit communities throughout the CP railway system, the CP speaks to the Holiday Train at their website as follows:
" This is the 12th year that the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has been raising food, money and awareness for food banks in communities across Canada and the U.S. To date, we've helped raise $4.8 million and 2.3 million pounds of food with our Holiday Train program.

From the initial partnership with the National Food sharing program, this was a new idea formed in 1999. That December, CP began running a freight train decorated with thousands of Christmas lights across Canada, to raise awareness of the issue of hunger prevalent in all communities. In 2001, CP launched a second Holiday Train in the United States.

The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community."

Here are the dates and times for the train's visits in the Toronto area:

Sunday, November 28
  • Bowmanville – 6:00 p.m., Scugog Road railway crossing
  • Oshawa – 7:30 p.m., Crossing at Bloor St. E./Regional Road 22, between Harmony Road and Grandview Drive
Monday, November 29
  • Toronto – 7:00 p.m., 87 Ethel Avenue, adjacent to RONA
Tuesday, November 30
  • Hamilton – 8:00 p.m. (U.S. Train show), area of Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park
  • Vaughan – 7:00 p.m., northwest corner of the road/rail crossing at Nashville Road, near the old grain mill
For more information on the other stops, schedule changes and more pictures, visit the Canadian Pacific Railways website by clicking here.
Posting by Russ Milland, TRHA

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