Holiday Train Visits Mauston
The Holiday Train visits Mauston again to lift everyone’s holiday spirits. It will chug into Mauston on Saturday, December 8th (2018) and will come to a safe stop where the track intersects Division St. near Tremont St. The train will arrive promptly at 4:15pm.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars. Each car is decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and holiday designs. The CP Holiday Train will be rolling through Wisconsin with 13 stops throughout the state from Sturtevant to LaCrosse.
Once the train stops the stage door will lower and the concert with The Trews and Willy Porter will begin at 4:25pm. As all proceeds go to the local Food Pantry, there will be a brief presentation with local officials and food pantry staff. The band will performa mix of country and holiday-themed songs. The train stays for about a half hour when it moves on to its next stop. Once the band plays its last song, the stage door closes and the train leaves.
Safety first! Please keep a safe distance away from the train and watch that small children are clear of it as it moves out of town.
The event is free with only a food or a monetary donation for the local food pantry. Check out the CP Holiday’s suggestions of Healthy Donations campaign to learn more about donating nutritious food items.
More About The Holiday Train
Built originally in 1957, two GP20C 2200 series were rebuilt in 2013 to pull CP’s two Holiday Trains. Each locomotive has 2000hp, is 56.02 feet in length and weighs 275,000 pounds. As a Canadian company that operates in Canada and the U.S., CP is proud to display the flags of both countries on the Holiday Trains as they travel across the CP network raising food and funds for local food banks and food shelves.
Food Bank Impact
Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train has raised more than CAD $13 million and 4 million pounds of food for North American food banks. Anything raised in a community stays in that community. In addition, CP makes donations at each stop.