Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Chase, 2022 Edition – DAY 3: The Surprise at Port Henry

This was the final day of my train chase. I had a fantastic time on Day 1 in Quebec; I made the most of a rainy situation on Day 2 in Albany. Now comes the hard one. A Day 3 chase from Saratoga Springs to as far north as I could comfortably travel. With surprises…

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Chase, 2022 Edition – DAY 2: Albany in the Rain

The plan was to capture the Holiday Train as it passed the old Delaware and Hudson structure (the SUNY Administration building). It’s a popular shot for local train-chasing photographers, and I thought I had the perfect spot. Well, I did. What I didn’t have was perfect weather. Let me put it this way. It was…

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Chase, 2022 Edition – DAY 1: Welcome to Quebec

Three years. I’ve waited three freakin’ years for this moment. I survived a broken ankle. I survived the pandemic. But I’ve waited, and waited, and waited. Patiently, mind you. Very, very patiently. Because this is the weekend. The weekend when that big, illuminated freight train with its traveling concert of Christmas music chugs through North…

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Clearing my cameras for Canada

If all goes well, my three-day Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2022 chase will begin with a stop or two in Quebec. One stop to photograph the Holiday Train as it passes over a bridge; one stop as it arrives at a town. This would be my first trip to Canada in six years. I’ve already…

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IT’S BACK!!!! SANTA ANSWERED MY LETTERS!!

It’s back. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is returning to the rails. For reals. FOR REALS. WHOO HOO HOO HOO!!!! (running around the room) (jumping up and down) (celebrating like crazy) Don’t judge me. I’ve waited THREE LONG YEARS for this. THREE LONG FREAKIN’ YEARS. And it looks like my travels will include at least…

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Do I have the entire Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pin set? Maybe…

As you can imagine, I’m getting psyched up for the possible return of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it charges through New York in late November. The train did not travel through the Empire State (or anywhere) during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so hopefully things have improved to the point…

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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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Gonna get me a lucky coin, eh?

I know I sound like a broken record, but I’m really, really hoping we get the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to travel through New York this year. CP is supposed to announce the train schedule (or COVID-restricted concert) today on their website. Yeah, I’m hitting that <F5> button on that web browser like I’ve swallowed…

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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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