All Aboard For Railway Days At Heritage Park

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.

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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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