I managed to squeak out of work in time to see the 2004 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on it’s stop in North Minneapolis.
It’s one locomotive and 10 cars decked out in Christmas lights. There are actually two trains, one in the US and one in Canada. They run a cross-country route to raise donations and awareness for hunger relief efforts in North America.
It was so last minute for me that I ended up borrowing a friends camera so I could take pictures. Despite complete unfamiliarity with the camera, I got a few really good pictures and a couple great ones. Hopefully I’ll have some time this weekend to get the Web-ready and share them on-line.
For a train geek like me, it was great. I loved it. The only thing that could have been better was if they had let me up in the locomotive. It would have so cool to get a few pictures from inside the cab.