Canadian Pacific's 2816 Empress Steam Train Launches Summer Tour Benefiting the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Tickets now available for Western Canadian tour

CALGARY, May 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific's 2816 Empress steam train will take to the rails this summer making stops in more than 40 communities. Canadians are invited to experience rail history and ride one of the very few remaining preserved steam locomotives in operation today. Tickets can now be purchased through CP's designated steam program charitable partner, the Children's Wish Foundation.

To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit the Children's Wish Foundation website at www.childrenswish.ca/cptrainride.

This is the second year that CP's 2816 Empress steam program has partnered with Children's Wish Foundation to sell tickets for this unique rail experience. Last year, $50,000 was raised through ticket sales, allowing five special children with life threatening illnesses to receive their ultimate wish.

Built by Montreal Locomotive Works in December 1930, the CP 2816 Empress is a class H1b Hudson-type steam locomotive. It is now the only surviving H1b Hudson and is one of only a handful of preserved and operating Canadian Pacific steam locomotives in North America. Restoration of CP 2816 Empress began in 1998 and was completed in 2002. The vintage steam locomotive and support cars are roving ambassadors for Canadian Pacific's 16,000 employees in 1,100 communities across North America.

About Canadian Pacific:

Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) operates a North American transcontinental railroad providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Incorporating best-in-class technology and environmental practices, CP is re-defining itself as a modern 21st century transportation company built on safety, service reliability and operational efficiency. Visit cpr.ca and see how Canadian Pacific is Driving the Digital Railway.

About Children's Wish Foundation:

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the authority on wish granting in our country. With 27 years of wish granting, and over 17,000 wishes behind us, we have fulfilled more wishes for children in Canada than any other wish granting agency. They work with the community to provide children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.

BACKGROUNDER

The public steam season runs from June 11 - August 5, 2011 with ticket prices ranging from $20-$40 depending on location and length of the trip. There are a limited number of tickets available and payment may be made online by credit card.

To purchase tickets or make a donation, visit the Children's Wish Foundation website at www.childrenswish.ca/cptrainride.

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    Date         Origin         Destination    Departure  Arrival    Trip
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    Saturday,
     June 11     Moose Jaw      Chaplin        10:00 AM   11:15 AM   One way
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    Saturday,
     June 11     Chaplin        Swift Current  11:35 AM   1:15 PM    One way
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    Saturday,
     June 11     Swift Current  Maple Creek    1:35 PM    3:35 PM    One way
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    Saturday,
     June 11     Maple Creek    Medicine Hat   4:00 PM    5:35 PM    One way
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    Sunday,
     June 12     Medicine Hat   Brooks         10:00 AM   11:45 AM   One way
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    Sunday,
     June 12     Brooks         Calgary        12:15 PM   3:00 PM    One way
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    Friday,
     June 24     Banff          Calgary        3:15 PM    5:30 PM    One way
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    Wednesday,
     July 13     Coquitlam      Agassiz        8:00 AM    9:35 AM    One way
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    Wednesday,
     July 13     Agassiz        North Bend     10:00 AM   11:55 AM   One way
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    Wednesday,
     July 13     North Bend     Ashcroft       12:15 PM   3:30 PM    One way
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    Wednesday,
     July 13     Ashcroft       Kamloops       4:00 PM    5:45 PM    One way
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    Thursday,
     July 14     Kamloops       Salmon Arm     9:00 AM    11:45 AM   One way
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    Thursday,
     July 14     Salmon Arm     Revelstoke     12:15 PM   2:30 PM    One way
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    Saturday,
     July 16     Golden         Invermere      10:00 AM   12:30 AM   One way
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    Saturday,
     July 16     Invermere      Fort Steele     1:00 PM   3:20 PM    One way
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    Saturday,
     July 16     Fort Steele    Fernie         3:45 PM    6:15 PM    One way
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    Sunday,
     July 17     Fernie         Crowsnest      9:00 AM    10:30 AM   One way
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    Sunday,
     July 17     Blairmore      Kipp           1:00 PM    3:30 PM    One way
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    Monday,
     July 18     Kipp           Vulcan         9:00 AM    10:50 AM   One way
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    Friday,
     July 29     Calgary        Didsbury       10:00 AM   11:45 AM   One way
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    Friday,
     July 29     Didsbury       Red Deer       12:15 PM   1:45 PM    One way
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    Saturday,
     July 30     Red Deer       Ponoka         11:00 AM   12:10 PM   One way
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    Saturday,
     July 30     Ponoka         Edmonton       1:30 PM    3:30 PM    One way
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    Sunday,
     July 31     Edmonton       Josephburg     10:00 AM   11:20 AM   One way
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    Sunday,
     July 31     Josephburg     Scotford       11:50 AM   1:30 PM    Return
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    Sunday,
     July 31     Josephburg     Edmonton       2:00 PM    3:20 PM    One way
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    Monday,
     August 1    Edmonton       Josephburg     10:00 AM   11:20 AM   One way
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    Monday,
     August 1    Josephburg     Scotford       11:50 AM   1:30 PM    Return
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    Monday,
     August 1    Josephburg     Edmonton       2:00 PM    3:20 PM    One way
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    Wednesday,
     August 3    Edmonton       Wetaskiwin     11:00 AM   12:30 PM   One way
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    Thursday,
     August 4    Wetaskiwin     Bawlf          9:00 AM    10:45 AM   One way
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    Thursday,
     August 4    Bawlf          Hardisty       11:15 AM   1:00 PM    One way
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    Thursday,
     August 4    Hardisty       Bawlf          1:45 PM    3:30 PM    One way
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    Thursday,
     August 4    Bawlf          Wetaskiwin     4:00 PM    5:45 PM    One way
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    Friday,
     August 5    Wetaskiwin     Red Deer       10:00 AM   11:30 AM   One way
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    Friday,
     August 5    Red Deer       Didsbury       12:00 PM   1:30 PM    One way
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    Friday,
     August 5    Didsbury       Calgary        2:00 PM    3:45 PM    One way
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SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information: Canadian Pacific: Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media Relations, Canadian Pacific, Tel.: (778) 772-9636, 24/7 Media Pager: (416) 814-0948, e-mail: mike_lovecchio@cpr.ca; The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada: Megan Innes, Chapter Fundraising Coordinator - Alberta & N.W.T., 403-265-9039, megan.innes@childrenswish.ca


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