News & Reviews News Wire Planned Illinois excursion with CP No. 2816 is cancelled (updated)

Planned Illinois excursion with CP No. 2816 is cancelled (updated)

By Trains Staff | May 30, 2024

Locomotive will add display date in Silvis, Ill.

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Steam engine surrounded by people parked under pedestrian bridge
The CPKC Final Spike Steam Tour train, and 4-6-4 No. 2816, is displayed in Davenport, Iowa, on May 10, 2024. A planned excursion from the Quad Cities area with the locomotive has been cancelled. Steve Smedley

SILVIS, Ill. — CPKC has decided not to run the previously announced excursion on Iowa Interstate with CP 4-6-4 No. 2816, Railroad Heritage of Midwest America President Steve Sandberg has informed Trains News Wire.

Instead, the locomotive will be brought to Silvis for static display, Sandberg told Trains correspondent Steve Glischinski in a brief message. CPKC “was very apologetic and is making a nice donation to offset the cancellation,” Sandberg wrote.

The organization and the Central States Steam Preservation Association had announced a June 29 excursion with the locomotive between Silvis and Bureau Junction, Ill., earlier this month [see “Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 No. 2816 to pull public excursion,” News Wire, May 22, 2024]. Ticket sales were initially offered to RRHMA members but had yet to be made available to the public.

Additional information on the display date will be provided as it becomes available.

— Updated May 30 at 9:00 a.m. regarding ticket sale information.

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