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Winnipeg May 30 - June 1, 2003

This past weekend Rail Travel Tours completed a very special tour using the services of Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive Empress 2816 on its journey from Calgary, Alberta to Windsor Ontario promoting the CPR Charity "Breakfast for Learning". After an overwhelming response two full coaches travelled between Winnipeg and Kenora Ontario on the CPR mainline, raising funds for breakfast for Learning and the Winnipeg Railway Museum.   Following this special trip the group transferred, by bus to the recently reopened Minaki Lodge to live like Railway Baron's of old -well at least for the weekend - before returning to Winnipeg by VIA Rail's Canadian.   Special thanks to the crew of the CPR 2816, the staff and management of Minaki Lodge and VIA Rail Canada for making the trip the success that it was.