THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific invites local media and the public to attend the CP Canada 150 Train community event.
What: CP Canada 150 Train event
When: August 6, 2017 - 3-6 p.m. (show starts at approximately 4 p.m.)
Where: Marina Park, Bobby Curtola Drive
Full event details, including on site activities, available at http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/canada-150/thunder-bay. Please add this event to your community events calendar.
Media is encouraged to share our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1799783150338293/) and engage on social media @CanadianPacific using #ConnectingCanada.
Facts about CP in this city
- On June 1st, 1875, Judge Van Norman turned the first sod on the construction of the Pacific Railway, what would become part of the CPR, at a location on the left bank of the Kaministiquia River, about six kilometres from Fort William, now Thunder Bay.
- Before completion of the all-rail route around Lake Superior in May 1885, westbound passengers boarded CPR ships at Owen Sound and sailed via the North Channel of Lake Huron and across Lake Superior to Port Arthur. Upon completion of the mainline, the summer-time lake route was sustained by tourist traffic.
- Today, CP employs approximately 170 people in Thunder Bay.
- Even though the Eastern Time zone starts at Upsala, the railway operates on central time all the way to Thunder Bay.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific
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