CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:38 pm

The holiday train was featured on WXYZ-TVs website and Facebook page. They did mention the lights might be off.

Guess we'll have to see how this goes. Its a bunch of old women complaining on Facebook. The railroad owns them nothing, and maybe if would have behaved themselves last year this wouldn't be necessary.
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby detroitbench » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:52 pm

Posted behind the Depot, anyone else tracking this year?
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby DBFanatic » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:35 pm

For anyone at the depot, please post whether they are running with the lights on and when they come through. I will share the same info when they come through Melvindale.

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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby J T » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:23 am

Lights on. How about that.
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:36 pm

The misinformation worked :lol: :lol: :lol: The railroad got what they wanted/hoped for. Smaller crowds or no crowds at all. AH, the power of the internet :D :D. Less overtime ,less delays etc.......
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby J T » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:45 pm

M.D.Bentley wrote:The misinformation worked :lol: :lol: :lol: The railroad got what they wanted/hoped for. Smaller crowds or no crowds at all. AH, the power of the internet :D :D. Less overtime ,less delays etc.......

Even with the coverage on the news earlier in the day?
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby justalurker66 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:40 am

We had at least a dozen in downtown Elkhart until the train passed at 4am. Plus others along the line between Butler and Chicago reporting in.

Some people (in addition to the dozen) left around 3am but I assume they simply went to Goshen to catch the train on the way in to town.
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 pm

J T wrote:
M.D.Bentley wrote:The misinformation worked :lol: :lol: :lol: The railroad got what they wanted/hoped for. Smaller crowds or no crowds at all. AH, the power of the internet :D :D. Less overtime ,less delays etc.......

Even with the coverage on the news earlier in the day?


YUP. People were not going to hang out in the dark just to see another train. The threat of NO LIGHTS worked .
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby hoborich » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:31 pm

But will it work again next year? :lol:
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Re: CP Holiday Train: Lights Out?

Unread postby J T » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 am

M.D.Bentley wrote:YUP. People were not going to hang out in the dark just to see another train. The threat of NO LIGHTS worked .

Ahh. I thought that "threat" was only broadcast across the foamer community. I didn't know the general public had been made aware of that possibility.
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