Kenora Ontario - Canadian Pacific (CP) celebrated Canada's 150th with a special train, and Keewatin's Grant Sherred got the chance to drive it yesterday.
"Getting this train today is pretty humbling. Celebrating 150 years of Canada number one for sure," he said.
"Number two is getting the train to Ignace safely."
Sherred's been with CP for 33 years now, and he counts driving the Holiday Train in 2014 among his career highlights.
The train is making its way east, with Sherred taking it as far as Ignace.
He took over from Conrad Peters, who came in from Winnipeg for the crew change.
He said the royal car was a highlight for him.
The luxury car has seen special guests such as Winston Churchill, JFK, and the Queen of England.
Ron and Ann Baker of the Railway Museum were excited to note they have an original train logo on a sign in one of their displays.
They were joined at the station by retired railroader Lawrence Rosdobutko, who recalled the transition between steam and diesel at the rail yard.