Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Brings Joy to PA

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Last month, the Canadian Pacific Holiday train rolled into the the Steamtown National historic site in Scranton and delighted spectators of all ages.

Canadian Pacific Holiday train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday train collected food all over the country. Photo from the Nazareth Patch.

Visitors who came to see the brightly-lit train brought canned food, which they donated to help make the holidays a little brighter for families in need.

According to the Canadian Pacific website, the food donated at each of the holiday train’s 150 stops will stay in each local community.

“Since its inception in 1999, we’ve raised more than $6.4 million and over 2.6 million pounds of food in the U.S. and Canada,” Canadian Pacific says on the site.

Entertainers on this year’s U.S. holiday train — who perform seasonal tunes on a boxcar stage — include The Claytones and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Tracey Brown.

Canadian Pacific says it is also matching many of this year’s donations in order to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Scranton was one of a handful of stops in the Northeast U.S. this year.

This story was originally written by Josh Popichak for the Nazareth Patch and his story can be read here.

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