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Holiday train to roll into Alexandria Tuesday

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The Canadian Pacific's "Holiday Train" tour will be making a stop in Alexandria once again this year.

The Holiday Train - a magical train of lights - will roll into Alexandria tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15 at 1 p.m. (Arrival time is estimated.)

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As was the case last year, it will stop at the 8th Avenue East railroad crossing by Hubbard Feed Mill at 8th and Nokomis Street.

For the 11th straight year, the Holiday Train will be collecting food and money, as well as raising awareness in the fight against hunger.

All the food and money collected at the Alexandria stop will benefit the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf.

The trains - the largest rolling fundraiser of its kind - will stop in more than 110 communities in Canada and the United States.

Each Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with several decorated rail cars, including a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers.

For more information, log onto www.cpr.ca.

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