Canadian Pacific Railway have announced that 4-6-4 no. 2816 will be kicking off a tour of Alberta and British Columbia to celebrate “the legacy of the Last Spike.”
The Empress will pull its heritage fleet which includes CP’s museum car – a vintage baggage car from the 1950s refurbished and transformed to capture CP’s history. At each event, the general public will have an opportunity to tour the museum car and also see the official “Last Spike” – generously on loan from the Canada Science & Technology Museum.
CP will be selling one-way passenger tickets for some portions of the tour and all funds raised from these ticket sales will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Public tickets can be purchased by visiting their website at http://www.childrenswish.ca/cptrainride/.
Check the Schedules for the dates.