This Is The Coolest Part Of Bill Ackman's New Investment In The Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Royal Pacific

Photo: Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars

Hedge fund superstar Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management recently disclosed a 12.2% stake in Canadian Pacific Railway.The Canadian railroad company, which has been in operation since 1881, operates on a 14,800-mile network in six Canadian provinces and 13 states in the U.S. 

The company, which Ackman views as a “undervalued” and “attractive investment,” transports in bulk grain, coal, sculpture, fertiliser, merchandise, forest products, industrial and consumer products and automotives. 

Our favourite part of the company’s portfolio is its luxury passenger rail service, Royal Canadian Pacific.  Mostly because it reminds us of the luxury train riding experience in Europe.

The service looks awesome so we’ve compiled photographs of the train ride that takes passengers through the Canadian Rocky Mountains and beyond

The train service operates seasonally from June to September.

The train excursion tracks through the rugged terrain of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The train has up to eight luxury passenger cars, which were each assembled between 1916 and 1931.

The train does not operate during the nighttime hours so passengers get to take in all the views during daylight hours.

The journey starts in Calgary, Alberta, near Canadian Pacific's corporate headquarters, and goes through British Columbia.

The views of snow capped mountains and lakes and streams are spectacular.

The train passengers even get to visit Lake Louise.

Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) stayed in the Royal Wentworth car, which is now part of the Royal Canadian Pacific excursion.

This suite is for two people. Only 32 people can travel on the train.

Here's a shot of one of the lounges on the luxury train service.

This is an image of the Mount Stephan car.

Here's an image of the dining car.

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