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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:44 am

A report in M-Live this morning indicates that the 2019 CP Holiday train will be departing Windsor at 6:30 pm on Saturday evening.

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2019/11/canadian-pacific-holiday-train-rolls-through-michigan-friday-evening.html
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:11 pm

In years past has CP had any issues with clearing customs? How long does that normally take?
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:17 pm

If you check a number of the previous year threads you will see it normally is state side by 10, and can run late. It probably won’t depart at 6:30, and it won’t be state side at a reasonable hour. It also will attract lots of crowds. I’m just glad there’s no loud threat of them running dark. People start lining up around 6-7 o’clock most towns, Some even have parties/ events based around it. Being it’s a Saturday this year I expect extra crowd levels this year.
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:30 am

Ypsi wrote:If you check a number of the previous year threads you will see it normally is state side by 10, and can run late. It probably won’t depart at 6:30, and it won’t be state side at a reasonable hour. It also will attract lots of crowds. I’m just glad there’s no loud threat of them running dark. People start lining up around 6-7 o’clock most towns, Some even have parties/ events based around it. Being it’s a Saturday this year I expect extra crowd levels this year.


It will be neat to finally see it. Hopefully no one ruins it for the rest of us.
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby coasterrider » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:45 am

Ypsi wrote:If you check a number of the previous year threads you will see it normally is state side by 10, and can run late. It probably won’t depart at 6:30, and it won’t be state side at a reasonable hour. It also will attract lots of crowds. I’m just glad there’s no loud threat of them running dark. People start lining up around 6-7 o’clock most towns, Some even have parties/ events based around it. Being it’s a Saturday this year I expect extra crowd levels this year.


However, the company has said the lights may be turned off for security reasons as it travels through the state and says its won’t reveal its plans ahead of time.
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:48 am

coasterrider wrote:
Ypsi wrote:If you check a number of the previous year threads you will see it normally is state side by 10, and can run late. It probably won’t depart at 6:30, and it won’t be state side at a reasonable hour. It also will attract lots of crowds. I’m just glad there’s no loud threat of them running dark. People start lining up around 6-7 o’clock most towns, Some even have parties/ events based around it. Being it’s a Saturday this year I expect extra crowd levels this year.


However, the company has said the lights may be turned off for security reasons as it travels through the state and says its won’t reveal its plans ahead of time.


Doesn't surprise me. Last year the threat of them running dark was much louder and gained much more traction. My bet is it will run with lights on until something really dumb happens on the rail..
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby justalurker66 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:58 pm

Ypsi wrote:Being it’s a Saturday this year I expect extra crowd levels this year.

Last year's Friday-Saturday run should have had a decent turnout - although Thanksgiving was earlier last year, so the CP train wasn't part of a long holiday weekend.
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:20 pm

Looks like Maybe the rain is going to hold off.
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:49 pm

What route do they follow once they cross over to the US?
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:42 pm

By the MC depot about 20:35
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:52 pm

LansingRailFan wrote:What route do they follow once they cross over to the US?


The NS line that goes through Delray, Allen Park, by Metro Airport and Milan. On to the old Conrail at Butler IN and through Elkhart on the way to Chicago.
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:29 pm

Delray 21:21

Oakwood 21:55
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 pm

M 39 22:04

Vining road. 22:19
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby Eric Berger » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:41 pm

Shook Road, Romulus 22:22
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Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Unread postby CR900945 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:17 pm

CP Holiday Train cleared Belleville at 22:55. Waited at end of double track for eastbound Roadrailer. Huge but orderly crowd on hand.
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