The CPKC Holiday Train returns for its 25th year supporting local food banks and food shelves in the communities where the train visits.
Since its inception in 1999, the CP Holiday Train has raised $22.5 million and collected 5 million pounds of food for community food banks along CP’s network in the U.S. and Canada. Every year, CP dispatches two trains covered in lights, one to focus on lines in the U.S. and another in Canada. This year, the U.S. version will travel all the way south to Shreveport, La. At about the same time, the KCS Holiday Express will also be making its tour through former KCS territory in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The trains stop in various towns along the route and notable musicians put on a performance for 30 minutes to an hour.
This year’s train will be stopping in Austin at 5:00 pm on December 7th along the tracks near 11th Street NE. There will be a 30 minute musical performance beginning at 5:15. This year’s performers include Tennile Townes and Breland.