Calgary, AB : Heritage Park’s extensive rail history takes centre stage during the 29th annual Railway Days, September 26 and 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Train aficionados big and small will enjoy a full weekend of railway related activities, displays and demonstrations. Marvel at the sheer power of the double-headed steam train as it circles the Park each morning. Catch a rare glimpse of the turntable in action behind the Roundhouse both days and enjoy a special steam engine tour and caboose rides.
View the spectacular model train displays, tour the Railway Car Shop and new River Forth Dining Car and enjoy entertainment by the Executive Quartet – singing hobos – as they serenade guests from an open boxcar. This weekend is the last chance to purchase Engineer for a Day raffle tickets. One lucky winner and a guest will get to spend a day behind the scenes with a Heritage Park engineer and fireman. They will be costumed and get to assist in prepping and driving the train. After a morning’s work, they can relax with a delicious lunch in the Selkirk Grille Restaurant. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20.
Kids are invited to complete a series of fun, train-themed activities at this year’s Railway Days Challenge. They’ll get to ride a handcar, learn about telegraphy and safe rail crossing, and build a model rail car.
On both Saturday and Sunday, the first 500 guests who arrive before 10:30 a.m. can enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast, served hot off the grill in Gunn’s Dairy Barn.
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