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  by Metra 47 607
I saw the holiday train this year at russel, IL and I thought it looked great.
  by timekeeper
conrail4104 wrote:Check out the Cp Holiday Train Video.

we just watched this and ....well......WOW very very cool ending (clap clap) nice

We live in Mission, B.C. , Canada ( a key point in CP line) and I still can't figure out why it doesn't stop here at the old station location (burnt down buy kids playing with matches) tons of room and lots of ppl would show up.
  by EJ&ESDM809
The CP Holiday Train will be running down the IC&E mainline, possibly with a fully decorated IC&E SD40-2 on the point! If they do in fact use the IC&E SD40-2 it will probably tied on in front of the normal train, but just when it is on the IC&E and DM&E.
  by conrail4104
http://www.photorunby.com/Videos/Canadi ... rain_2008/

CP Rail's acclaimed Holiday Train made its run north up the ex-D&H mainline in Northest PA and Southeast NY on Friday November 28th, 2008. Opening celebrations were held at Steamtown Nat'l Historic site in Scranton, PA, which included charitable donations and live entertainment. After getting the clear from the CP South Dispatcher, the CP Mobile Holiday Train lead by AC4400 #9824 heads north up the CP Sunbury Sub under the billboards on US Rt 11. Continuing north, the Holiday Train made a scheduled stop at Nicholson, PA on the famed Tunkhannock Viaduct, where it was greeted by railfans as well as the locals, numbering in the hundreds. After proceeding north, the Holiday Train is seen at CPF 631.3 (Milepost 631) at Summerville, PA making all of track speed. The Holiday Train is last seen rolling through "Binghamton Container", and finally rolling to a stop at the north end of Binghamton Yard at its 9:00PM arrival at Binghamton, NY, the northern end of the CP Sunbury Sub. Shot on 11/28/08 by Brian Reese.

  by feuji
Both the Canadian and US Holiday Trains are partly comprised of Royal Canadian Pacific business cars, which house the entertainers throughout the trip. The last day of the train was terribly cold, but the band played on.Image I don't know how they did it, but those crazy friends of mine played with as much zest as ever.

  by St-Jean Diamond
Here's a glimpse of the "American" train near Lacolle, Qc rolling at a good clip on nov 26 2009; always quite a sight when coming out of darkness: click on thumbnail for bigger picture: EDIT: Damn! For some reason, the thumbnail stops displaying after awhile; so just click on the empty thumb to still get the picture... :(
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  by Montrealrail
Yesterday,I wnet to old port Montreal,for the Canadian Holiday Train,heres some shot I got from it.
I'm going back tonight,to get it à Beaconsfield and Les Cedres Qc






and in video

and for the exact consist,here it is
- AC4400 CP 9815
- 220 series box car CP 220031
- 220 series box car CP 220332
- 220 series box car CP 220037
- 220 series box car CP 220476
- Flat Car with Genset (CPPU 900084) to provide power for lights CP 507197
- 220 series box car CP 220225
- 220 series box car CP 220451
- 220 series box car CP 220458
- Auxiliary Power car for Business Cars CP 424959
- 220 series box car CP 220508
- Box Car (re-configured as a STAGE for entertainment) CP 401750
- Dominion CP Business Car
- Banffshire CP Business Car
- Killarney CP Business Car
- Van Horne CP Business Car

And a video with all stop in Quebec area.
  by Ken V
Canadian Pacific Railway has unveiled the details on the 2010 Holiday Train. More information can be found on the CPR website.
  by Engineer Spike
My family rode the Holiday Train from Saratoga to Whitehall (centre of the universe). They enjoyed it. My son is 3, and he is a big train buff. He says that HE works for the D&H. I on the other hand, was moving Canada's commerce.
  by Ken V
The 2011 edition of the Holiday Train is getting ready to roll. The US version will be departing Montreal this Friday, November 25 and the Canadian train will get underway on Sunday, November 27. The full schedule and other details are on the CPR web site.
  by railfan60
Here's tonight's power( US train) #9824 resting by the shop at St Luc. Unfortunately the
consists all dressed up & lit up has been parked between cars where shop crews
finalized details so, next to impossible to get a half decent shot. When I left
last night, both Canadian & American flags were flying proudly . The
consolation prize is the Canadian ``Holiday Train`` all lit up. Btw, few nice &
shiny brand new 8900's ES44AC resting as well.

http://railfan60.smugmug.com/Other/Fran ... W938M-A-LB
http://railfan60.smugmug.com/Other/Fran ... 9m9m8-A-LB

  by Montrealrail
here's the Canadian Holliday train yesterday at Beaconsfield

and here's a video footage that I made

and finally,picture from another artistic kind..