Trip for CP 4-6-4 No. 2816 concludes July 5

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CPKC police officers provide crowd control during No. 2816’s display in Franklin Park, Ill., on May 8, 2024. The return-trip schedule for the Final Spike Steam Tour has been released. Mark Llanuza

CALGARY, Alberta — CPKC has released the U.S. and Canadian return-trip schedule for Canadian Pacific Hudson No. 2816 and the Final Spike Steam Tour train, which will wrap up its southbound journey June 7 with display in Mexico City.

The return trip will see the locomotive resume U.S. travel June 12 with a trip from Laredo to Kendleton, Texas; its final leg will be July 5 from Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Calgary. The northbound trip offers a more condensed schedule than the 33-day southbound from Calgary to the Mexican border, other than an extended stay (June 18-26) in Davenport, Iowa. It includes the previously announced June 30 display day in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The full schedule is below.

Northbound schedule for CP 2816 tour, beginning June 12 in Laredo and ending July 5 in Calgary

The Steam Tour is currently in Kansas City, where it continues an extended stay with display this Saturday, May 18, at Kansas City Union Station. That display will also feature the first diesel painted in the new CPKC livery. The remainder of the southbound schedule is available here.

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