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Andre, The train will pass through Milton at about 5:20-5:30 today on its way to Hamilton. However, due to many factors, travel times cannot be guaranteed. :) Danelle W.
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Ron, It's difficult for us to give travel times because it depends on a number of factors - hence why we only publish arrival times at our scheduled stops. Our estimate is 3:15 - 3:45 on Wednesday, November 30. Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2011 on Scranton at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hey David, She is! It's Sydney Grigg :) http://auth.cpr.ca/en/in-your-community/holiday-train/entertainers/Pages/sydney-grigg.aspx Danelle W.
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Hi Steph, The map actually shows our full network - the dots on the map indicates the stops we will be doing and our route. So, we will not be going to Edmonton this year (we alternate our northern Alberta & southern AB/BC routes) but we'll likely be back next year :) Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2011 on 2011 is off and running! at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Mark, We will not be passing through Fort Erie - we go back through Rouses Point NY and come through Smiths Falls, Toronto, etc. Also, it appears the tracks through Fort Erie belong to CN, although we may have trackage rights on them. Hope you can make it to another show! Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2011 on 2011 is off and running! at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Jill, The link itself might not work, but the map does. If you get a mobile page error, click "Full Site" at the bottom and then the Network & Facilities link in the navigation. Then click on Holiday Train and the Search button, and it should show up with the Holiday Train route. It works on my iPhone! Let us know if you're still having issues. Danelle W Holiday Train Team
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2011 on 2011 is off and running! at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Dave, Thanks for your support of the Holiday Train & your community! It's people like you that help to make it a success year after year. In regards to advertising, it seems "backwards" to spend money on advertising a fundraiser, especially when you consider the cost of paid advertising and the fact that we travel through 140 communities, some of which have more than one local newspaper. We do have Facebook and Twitter accounts to help spread the word & keep people updated, but we depend heavily on word-of-mouth and the co-operation of food banks, the municipalities and local media to help get the word out. We have a group of employees who take time to call media in every community in which we stop, in addition to their full-time jobs. That said, if you share with your friends & encourage them to follow us on Facebook or Twitter and put up posters (available on cpr.ca every year) to help out, that makes all the difference. You'd be surprised! If you do have ideas for advertising, we invite you to submit them to community_connect@cpr.ca Thanks! Danelle W. http://www.cpr.ca/go/holidaytrain http://www.facebook.com/holidaytrain http://www.twitter.com/holidaytrain
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Hi Cheryl, We have responded to you by email. Thank you for your comment! Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2010 on Oh, Owatonna! at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Thank you for your comments. The Holiday Train journey actually ended in Weyburn; as the trip to Moose Jaw was to reposition the train, there were no shows planned along this portion of the route. It is unfortunate that other rail traffic impeded the view at Wilcox, however please be aware that because there were no shows, CP did not advertise anything for this area. It is also important to remember that Canadian Pacific is a freight rail service company, and that our primary business is moving goods for our customers as part of an international transportation network. Thank you, Danelle W.
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Hi Macie-Lee, The Holiday Train stops in over 130 communities this year, each for about an hour including set-up and take-down times - the show itself is a half hour. The schedule, including where the train stops for the night, varies from year to year, but the show time is always 30 minutes. You might want to bookmark our website www.cpr.ca, the schedule for 2010 should be posted next October. Hope to see you next year. - Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2009 on The Kootenays beckon… at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hello, We'll be leaving the Calgary show at approximately 7pm and will be slowing down in Okotoks around 7:45pm. Thanks! Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2009 on And we're off... at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Steffen, We're glad you had a good time! Thank you for supporting the CP Holiday Train and for helping to Feed the Need! Danelle W.
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Hi Sharon, The Holiday Train has two events in Quebec before it makes its way to Smiths Falls on Sunday night. A very approximate time that it will be passing Merickville is 7:25 - 7:50pm - due to schedule variations, we can't give an exact time. Thanks, Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2009 on And we're off... at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Wes, Our train will pass by the Carseland area on our mainline (but not through the town itself) around 10:30pm on Wednesday, December 9. Thanks, Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2009 on 2009 schedule released at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Kate, As you may have gathered, with so many communities in need, we have to vary our routes and schedules from year to year to visit as many communities as possible. When planning begins for the 2010 Holiday Train (early next fall), we will be sure to add Woodstock onto the list for consideration. You may wish to contact your Mayor or City administration as well, to find out if they would like to formally request a stop. In the meantime, we hope that you can get out to one of the shows, or at least view the passing train as it rolls through on Dec. 2. Thanks, Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2009 on 2009 schedule released at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hey Jim, Questions about the Holiday Train, its schedule and route, can be directed to our Community Connect Line at 1-800-766-7912 or community_connect@cpr.ca - we appreciate feedback to help develop our routes and schedules. Thank you for your support! Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2009 on 2009 schedule released at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Rob, Each year we receive dozens of requests for stops in communities across our network. It is a challenge each year to determine the Holiday Train route and schedule. As such, we try to vary the stops/route from year to year to accommodate as many locations as possible. The train did stop in Banff last year. Thanks, Danelle
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2009 on 2009 schedule released at CP Holiday Train Blog
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Hi Mike, as your question has a long answer we've opted to send an email. Thanks! Danelle W.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2009 on 2009 schedule released at CP Holiday Train Blog
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