CP Holiday Train

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  1. rsn48

    rsn48 Member

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    The CP holiday Train is perhaps one of the most decorative trains in North America during the Xmas season. Below is a schedule Dispatcher42 produced and I have copied and pasted it here. If anyone has the American schedule that would be great (there are two trains):

    Subject: CP HOLIDAY TRAIN 2003 CANADIAN SCHEDULE
    Sent: 11/25/20 5:53 PM
    Received: 11/24 8:31 AM


    *NOTE: Southern Ontario has a separate schedule available too....

    Canadian schedule


    All times are approximate. Please check the arrival time prior to
    attending the event.


    Saturday, Dec.6

    St. Therese and Park Avenue, Quebec, show starts 5:00 p.m., ends 5:30
    p.m. Location: 113 Rue Turgeon

    Smiths Falls, Ont. Arrives 9:00 p.m., show starts 9:15 p.m., ends 9:45
    p.m. Location: Train Station, 63 Victoria Street



    Sunday, Dec. 7

    Belleville, Ont. Arrives 4:45 p.m., show starts 5:00 p.m., ends 5:30
    p.m. Location: Between St. George Street and Moira River Bridge


    Port Hope, Ont. Arrives 6:45 p.m., show starts 7:00 p.m., ends 7:30
    p.m. Location: Former CPR Station site - Hope and Peter Street


    Whitby, Ont. Arrives 8:45 p.m., show starts 9:00 p.m., ends 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Champlain Centre parking lot


    Monday, Dec. 8

    Alliston, Ont. Arrives 2:15 p.m., show starts 2:30 p.m., ends 3 p.m.
    Location: Dufferin Street South, across from Oetiker Plant 1 parking lot


    Mactier, Ont. Arrives 4:45 p.m., show starts 5:00 p.m., ends 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Old CPR Train Station



    Parry Sound, Ont. Arrives 6:30 p.m., show starts 6:40 p.m., ends 7:10
    p.m. Location: Museum Station, 1 Avenue Road


    Shawanaga, Ont. Arrives 7:30 p.m., show starts 7:45 p.m., ends 8 p.m.
    Location: location to be determined


    Tuesday, Dec. 9

    Sudbury, Ont. Show starts 6:00 p.m., ends 6:30 p.m. Location: 233 Elgin
    Street, CPR Station


    Cartier, Ont. Arrives 7:40 p.m., show starts 7:50 p.m., ends 8:20 p.m.
    Location: 3 Spence Street, CPR Station


    Wednesday, Dec. 10

    Chapleau, Ont. Arrives 4:45 p.m., show starts 5:00 p.m., ends 5:30 p.m.
    Location: 50 Dufferin Street, CPR Station


    White River, Ont. Arrives 9:15 p.m., show starts 9:30 p.m., ends 10 p.m.
    Location: 102 Winnipeg Street, CPR Station



    Thursday, Dec. 11

    Mobert, Ont. Arrives 10:00 a.m., show starts 10:10 a.m., ends 10:30 a.m.
    Location: Across from Band Office



    Heron Bay, Ont. Arrives 11:45 a.m., show starts 11:50 a.m., ends 12:10
    p.m. Location: Old CPR Station - Beside ESSO building


    Marathon, Ont. Arrives 12:40 p.m., show starts 12:45 p.m., ends 1:05
    p.m. Location: Beside Curling Club parking lot, Stevens Ave.


    Schreiber, Ont. Arrives 2:50 p.m., show starts 3:00 p.m., ends 3:30 p.m.
    Location: CPR Station, 2 Brunswick Street



    Nipigon, Ont. Arrives 5:35 p.m., show starts 5:45 p.m., ends 6:05 p.m.
    Location: Across from Nipigon Inn, 60 Front Street


    Thunder Bay, Ont. Arrives 8:15 p.m., show starts 8:30 p.m., ends 9 p.m.
    Location: CPR Depot, 440 Syndicate Avenue


    Friday, Dec. 12

    Ignace, Ont. Arrives 10:10 a.m., show starts 10:20 a.m., ends 10:40 a.m.
    Location: CPR Station, Main Line



    Dryden, Ont. Arrives 1:10 p.m., show starts 1:20 p.m., ends 1:50 p.m.
    Location: CPR entrance, corner of Queen St. and Earl Ave., stage facing
    south


    Kenora, Ont. Arrives 4 p.m., show starts 4:15 p.m., ends 4:45 p.m.
    Location: CPR South Main Track - 400 McClellan Ave


    Whitemouth, Ont. Arrives 7 p.m., show starts 7:10 p.m., ends 7:30 p.m.
    Location: to be determined


    Winnipeg, Man. Arrives 8:45 p.m., show starts 9:05 p.m., ends 9:35 p.m.
    Location: Molson Street between Panet Road and Munroe Street



    Saturday, Dec. 13

    Portage La Prairie, Man. Arrives 5:15 p.m., show starts 5:30 p.m., ends
    6 p.m. Location: Opposite Centennial Arena, 390 1 Street


    Brandon, Man. Arrives 8:15 p.m., show starts 8:30 p.m., ends 9 p.m.
    Location: Across from CPR Station, 1000 Assiniboine Ave


    Sunday, Dec. 14

    Broadview, Sask. Arrives 12:45 p.m., show starts 1:00 p.m., ends 1:30
    p.m. Location: CPR Train Station, 1 Railway Ave


    Indian Head, Sask. Arrives 2:50 p.m., show starts 3:00 p.m., ends 3:30
    p.m. Location: Across from Shell Service Station, North side of the
    tracks


    Regina, Sask. Arrives 4:45 p.m., show starts 5:00 p.m., ends 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Stadium Parking Lot, Taylor Field


    Moose Jaw, Sask. Arrives 6:30 p.m., show starts 6:45 p.m., ends 7:15
    p.m. Location: 3 Manitoba Street W, West of CPR Station


    Monday, Dec. 15

    Swift Current, Sask. Arrives 11:45 a.m., show starts 12:00 noon, ends
    12:30 p.m. Location: 3 Street and North Railway, East of CPR Station


    Medicine Hat, Alta. Arrives 4:45 p.m., show starts 5:00 p.m., ends 5:30
    p.m. Location: Queen and North Railway Street, East of CPR Station



    Brooks, Alta. Arrives 7:15 p.m., show starts 7:30 p.m., ends 8 p.m.
    Location: 300 Block Center Street


    Gleichen, Alta. Arrives 9:05 p.m., show starts 9:15 p.m., ends 9:35
    p.m. Location: High School Auditorium **Special Event


    Wednesday, Dec. 17

    Calgary, Alta. Arrives 5:30 p.m., show starts 5:45 p.m., ends 6:15 p.m.
    Location: Sunnyside Greenhouse parking lot, 3439 69th Street NW



    Cochrane, Alta. Arrives 7:00 p.m., show starts 7:10 p.m., ends 7:30
    p.m. Location: Between River Street and 5th Street, behind the
    Provincial building


    Canmore, Alta. Arrives 8:40 p.m., show starts 8:50 p.m., ends 9:10 p.m.
    Location: West of Railway Ave, behind the courthouse



    Banff, Alta. Arrives 10:00 p.m., show starts 10:15 p.m., ends 10:45
    p.m. Location: CPR Station Elk and Lynx Street


    Thursday, Dec. 18

    Golden, B.C. Show starts 5:30 p.m., ends 6 p.m. Location: Across from
    7-11 Store, 10th Ave


    Revelstoke, B.C. Arrives 9:00 p.m., show starts 9:15 p.m., ends 9:45
    p.m. Location: Maintenance Building, Victoria Road and 1st Street


    Friday, Dec. 19



    Sicamous, B.C. Arrives 4:00 p.m., show starts 4:10 p.m., ends 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Silver Sands Road, east of draw bridge



    Salmon Arm, B.C. Arrives 5:25 p.m., show starts 6:35 p.m., ends 6:55
    p.m. Location: CPR Station, 51 Lake Shore Drive


    Chase, B.C. Arrives 7:45 p.m., show starts 8:00 p.m., ends 8:20 p.m.
    Location: North side of Shushwap Ave, across from RCMP detachment


    Kamloops, B.C. Arrives 9:15 p.m., show starts 9:30 p.m., ends 10 p.m.
    Location: CPR Station, 95 - 3rd Ave


    Saturday, Dec. 20

    Ashcroft, B.C. Arrives 10:30 a.m., show starts 10:45 a.m., ends 11:05
    a.m. Location: TMS Building, Railway Ave


    Lytton, B.C. Arrives 1:10 p.m., show starts 1:20 p.m., ends 1:40 p.m.
    Location: TMS Building, Station Road


    North Bend, B.C. Arrives 3:00 p.m., show starts 3:10 p.m., ends 3:30
    p.m. Location: East of TMS building, across from Bunk house


    Aggasiz, B.C. Arrives 5:20 p.m., show starts 5:30 p.m., ends 5:50 p.m.
    Location: East of Main Road crossing, across from the park


    Haney, B.C. Arrives 7:20 p.m., show starts 7:30 p.m., ends 7:50 p.m
    Location: Across from Billy Miner Pub



    Port Moody, B.C. Arrives 8:45 p.m., show starts 9:00 p.m., ends 9:30
    p.m. Location: Port Moody Station, 65 Williams Street
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Great

    Thanks for all the times rsn48, I must try and chase it this year;)
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Hi Rick...

    I just replied to you over at trains.com!

    Here's the "official" link with all schedules:

    http://www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General Public/Holiday Train/default.htm

    Hey Chris - any chance it will cross the trestle where you took those great shots of the SOO unit? Or the big bridge over the 401? Tha would be something to see!! Does anyone know if it stays lit during its entire run, or is it just at the station? (I have sent an email to CPR's community connection contact, but no reply yet.)

    Andrew
  4. rsn48

    rsn48 Member

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    It stays lit for the entire run.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Andrew I will get in touch with the CP yards and see if John knows the rout.
  6. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    I say send'em down here... BUT...
    I don't think there are tracks able to be run on within 50 miles of me.
    Ahhh! Who am I kind'n... I'd go to Jacksonville to see it
    (That's 'round 300mi northeast of me.)
    :D :rolleyes:
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It's sure woth seeing. I saw it last year near Mission BC. My grandson thought it looked like a moving Christmas tree.