Holiday Train A Success Again
The Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train brought in record donations for
food banks. Wisconsinites and others along the train's route gave a total of $2.1 million dollars, plus over 300 thousand pounds of food to help feed the hungry. Dan Deicher has the rest of the story.
This was the 15th year of the Holiday Train, filled with holiday lights and decorations. It provided box-car entertainment at all of its 150 stops throughout the US and Canada, traveling about 6000 miles. The Wisconsin stops were all in early December at Wisconsin Dells, Mauston, Tomah, Sparta, and La Crosse. Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison said the Holiday Train has brought in almost $9.5 million dollars, and 3.3 million pounds of food over its 15 years of existence.