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A passenger train at the Calgary station

A passenger train at the Calgary station in 1884, shortly after regular service was inaugurated between Winnipeg and the mountains.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS4811 | Download a hi-res version of this photo  here

CP 150 Train schedule​ & location

Sunday, July 30 | 3:00-6:00pm  - show starts at 4:00 pm
Anderson C-Train station, 
South parking lot

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You'll be treated to a truly Canadian performances of Dallas Arcand, champion Aboriginal hoop dancer, Juno award-winning country music singer Dean Brody, country singer Kelly Prescott and our house band, the Rail Road Ramblers.

Canadian country music superstar Dean Brody

Dean Brody“I am so excited to be celebrating Canada's 150th by train this summer, playing towns along the way, experiencing some of the more rugged and rare routes across our country,” said Brody, 13-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and two-time Juno Award winner, most recently for 2016 Country Album of the Year.

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World champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand

Denis Arcand Aboriginal entertainer and world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand will open the stage show with his world-renowned athleticism and grace, sharing the symbolism of the hoop dance and its significance in aboriginal communities.

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CP Little General mini train

Don’t miss your chance to ride CP’s miniature train – it’s a ¼ scale model of a General Electric AC4400 locomotive.

Facts about CP in Calgary

  • When the first construction train reached what is now Palliser Square on August 15th, 1883 rail gangs set about building sidings and a station
  • CPR moved its head office from Montreal to Calgary in 1996
  • The streets and avenues in Calgary's downtown core were originally named after CPR officials involved in the building of the railway
  • With the exception of Stephen Avenue, named after George Stephen, Lord Mount Stephen, CPR's first president, the streets were changed to a numbering system in 1904
  • During World War II the Ogden Shops were transformed for the manufacture of military items
  • Calgary is the only terminal where the mainline operates in all four directions
  • Today, CP employs approximately 2,000 people in Calgary and the surrounding area, and has been an important contributor to the local economy even during the recent lengthy economic downturn
  • CP gives where it lives and has donated millions to the Calgary area. CP also supports the 3 Things For Canada initiative and is asking Calgarians as well as Canadians at large to complete three acts of service for Canada in 2017 (

Ogden yard

By March 1941, Ogden's huge six-acre locomotive shop was converted to the manufacture of armaments. The site of the company's western shops was considered ideal, at more than thirty-two hundred feet above sea level, and two thousand, five hundred rail miles from the Atlantic. Barring the remote possibility of sabotage, there was very little danger of an enemy attack on the plant.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: A27240 | Download a hi-res version of this photo  here


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