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  1. CP Rail #2246 Holiday Train

    CP Rail #2246 Holiday Train

    Friday December 5th 2014 the Canadian Pacific holiday Train stopped in Indian Head Saskatchewan
  2. The Holiday Train

    The Holiday Train

    CP 9815 has the honors again to haul this wonderful train across Canada and her sister 9824 does the same across Northeast USA Southern Ontario, Soo Milw and DME track.
  3. 2010 Holiday Train

    2010 Holiday Train

    See the Holiday Train in Indian Head, Saskatchewan Monday, December 6th 2010.
  4. Steaming along the Frozen Pond

    Steaming along the Frozen Pond

    The SP&S 700 leads the ORHF Holiday Express in Portland, OR on Saturday, Dec 5, 2009. The extreme cold weather produced beautiful vapor plumes while running along the partially frozen Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge pond.
  5. Holiday Train

    Holiday Train

    Cp Rail's Holiday train at Whitemouth Manitoba on Dec.5/09
  6. Holiday Train

    Holiday Train

    Cp Rail's Holiday train at Whitemouth Manitoba on Dec.5/09
  7. Holiday train at Fleming

    Holiday train at Fleming

    CP 2008 Holiday train passes the Fleming elevator that is currently been restored to its original form. I was unlucky this day with the holiday train coming westbound in the morning resulting in a backlight photo.
  8. ICEy CP Holiday Train

    ICEy CP Holiday Train

  9. IC&E 6211

    IC&E 6211

    IC&E SD40-2 6211 sits at Clinton with the 2008 CP Holiday Train.
  10. HEP power

    HEP power

    CP's AC4400CW fleet is not HEP equipped, thus this flat is used to provide power to the Holiday train. It has to be the best looking in the fleet - ironic since its one of the oldest, of '72 heritage. Lots of them still around in regular IMS service, probably the oldest IMS cars on any Class I...
  11. Holiday Lumber train

    Holiday Lumber train

    Back in Nova Scotia, I used to see long cuts of 60' paper boxcars all the time on CBNS. They're virtually absent on CP through town (maybe 10 per year!), except for the Holiday train, where this cut of four can be seen.
  12. CP stage car

    CP stage car

    Do any other Railways have such a car? Essentially a stage on wheels, idle for 11/12 months of the year. CP has two of them, one per each Holiday train. Note the covered up Christmas trees on the roof.
  13. CP 9815 US side

    CP 9815 US side

    You can clearly see the covered Christmas tree from this angle. Note the baby carriadge and its occupant treespassing on RR property. LOL Interstingly the two bells on the side are mounted differently. The first one appears to be a tradional design, whereas the 2nd is on a frame, like most...
  14. Holiday crowd

    Holiday crowd

    The stage car can speak for itself, but note the car next to it! I believe its the only 50' boxcar to have CP's rodent decal attached. They are very common on 60' high-cubes. Note the covered Christmas tress on the roof.
  15. Rainbow in the dark

    Rainbow in the dark

    CP 9815 shines on. You can clearly see the Holiday decor attached via sheeting, for easy removal and storage. Every boxcar was covered with it!
  16. Welcome aboard

    Welcome aboard

    Lots of visitors in and around the AC4400CW. Note the Tim Hortons cup under next to the right ditchlight.
  17. Instead of the CP Christmas train...

    Instead of the CP Christmas train...

    Shortly after Russian was out looking at the CP holiday set up, I found myself out in a different part of the county.
  18. Retro Canadiana

    Retro Canadiana

    Once upon a time such trains ran all over the country. Today they've been 'downgraded' to running on a mixed, complete with an AC4400CW for power, IMS and paper boxcars. Ouch! The Holiday train sure looks nice. Don't let the pretty looks fool you, this car is as Canadian as... an ex-UP...
  19. No Christmas tree?

    No Christmas tree?

    CP 9815 is about to head back East to Montreal with the Holiday train. Sorry Calgary, Vancouver and others down the line - you didn't make it! In classic RR dusplication, 9815 will repeat the Saskatoon-Lanigan, SK portion, before heading south to Regina and continuing westward. This...
  20. CP Police

    CP Police

    Just like CN,, CP has their own cruiser fleet, that visually looks like the City police/RCMP/Park police and most other law enforcement forces. I've also seen a Police van at this event, the Holiday train stopover in Winnipeg. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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