CP's holiday train set for NY, Pa., Midwest runs

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: November 23, 2009 - 9:53 AM

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - The Canadian Pacific Railway's annual holiday train is set to start its U.S. run this week, with several stops scheduled in upstate New York.

The train decorated with thousands of holiday lights will stop at Rouses Point, on the Canadian border in northern New York, at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. It then heads south for a stop Saturday evening in Scranton, Pa.

The train has stops scheduled next weekend in Binghamton, Oneonta, Cobleskill, Delanson and Schenectady. Next Monday the holiday train stops in Saratoga Springs, Fort Edward, Whitehall, Ticonderoga, Port Henry and Plattsburgh.

Stops in the Midwest and six Canadian provinces are set for December. The train will be in Minnesota Dec. 7 and 8 stopping in Rochester, Owatonna, Waseca, Janesville and Tracy. On Dec. 5 and 6, the train will stop in Wisconsin at Hartland, Sturdevant, Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Mauston, Sparta and La Crosse.

At each stop, live music is offered while visitors are encouraged to donate cash or food for local food banks.

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