The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2021 “At Home” concert, watch it here.

There’s still part of me that wishes I could have seen the train as it made its journey through New York. But this will have to be the next best thing. Last Saturday, Canadian Pacific gave us its 2021 Holiday Train “At Home” concert, where the performers gave us a 90-minute show, entertaining us in…

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Thanks, you selfish, stupid, anti-vaxxers and COVID deniers. You ruined my Christmas. I hope you’re happy.

In the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Canadian Pacific Railway runs two “Holiday Trains” across North America. One train travels through Canada, while the second train stays mostly in the United States. I’ve enjoyed photographing this train, and I had hoped for it to return to the rails in 2020. Then COVID got in…

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Let’s battle food insecurity together this year.

Let’s get something straight. I’ve written several blogs about “Bachelor Cooking,” where I try to cook or boil or microwave some edible foodstuff. And we all have a good laugh (you know, every time my recipe says to use Kosher salt, but I never use it). Then it’s on to the next blog. Well, for…

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At least there will be a Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Concert this year.

For the past twenty years, Canadian Pacific has operated its Holiday Train across North America, bringing Christmas cheer and joy and holiday music to its communities, while in turn raising millions of dollars and tons of food for local food banks and pantries. And for the past three years, I’ve chased the train as it…

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A Canadian Pacific Holiday Train show in the springtime for COVID-19 relief!!

Longtime readers of this blog will immediately know that for me, the holiday season culminates with me chasing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train throughout New York State.  It brings me personal joy, from seeing the concerts provided at each train stop, to photographing the big, illuminated train as it winds its way through the Adirondacks.…

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train … 2019 Edition

Let’s start from the top.  The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train travels throughout the Northern United States and Canada, bringing holiday cheer to hundreds of thousands of people.  If you bring donations of food or money for the local food banks to the train, attendees receive a fun 30-minute concert of holiday tracks and pop /…

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How to get psyched up for a train chase

I don’t know if I mentioned it at some point in time … but in the next few days, I’m embarking on a train chase. That’s right, I’m gearing up to spend two days photographing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it travels through New York.  I’ve mapped out photo locations and destinations, I’ve packed…

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Wait, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops in Menands this year?

Trust me, I’ve been waiting for this information like it’s white smoke from the chimneys of St. Peter’s Basilica.  The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, an illuminated, decorated locomotive that chugs through North America, announced its continental schedule. And there’s been a change.  One that will benefit us Capital Region residents. Normally the train makes two…

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I’m already thinking Christmastime … on the rails …

Is it wrong that I’m already planning my shooting locations for 2019? No.  No, it’s not wrong.  It’s called preparation and everybody deal with it. For the past few weeks, I’ve scouted around for locations for possible new shots and new photographic techniques in capturing the magnificent Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it chugs through…

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A return to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Background. Last year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train traveled through the Capital Region.  The train run combines a mobile concert with a charitable fundraiser – visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the local food banks, and the train provides a half-hour of holiday music and contemporary hits.  A good time is had…

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