For CN employees only

Memphis, TN

April 17th - April 18th, 2020
From the CN-E. Hunter Harrison Center, named after a Memphis native and former CN president, to the illustrious “Ballad of Casey Jones,” some of Memphis’ deepest memories trace back to the train industry. While some may know the song from recordings by Johnny Cash, not many know that the song’s hero, Casey Jones, was a legendary Illinois Central (IC) rail engineer who gave his life saving his passengers in a collision in 1900.

Experience 100 years of CN

As we retrace our tracks, we are posting up in Memphis for a few days to give the public a chance to interact with everything CN. Join us in unpacking the chapters of our history, which features the people who have shaped us, the landscapes that have provided space for us, and a hands-on conversation about train safety and the future of rail transport.

To be announced

The full schedule will be revealed soon.
The Moving Celebration is opening its doors to the public with a series of interactive exhibitions to explore, placing you in the hands of CN guides, available at your disposal to walk you through every chapter of our exhibit. Hear their stories and stick around for a show by our special musical guests. Due to limited capacity, guests will be admitted to the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Railroad in Song

Inspired by an installment of works entitled, American Dreams, Thomas Hellman spins tales, stories and anecdotes of CN in a soundscape of words, harmonizing history with blues, folk, and gospel tunes. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist composer's Erik West and Olaf Gundel, the trio will be traveling along The Moving Celebration, giving us not one, but two chances to tune in every day they perform.

 

Photo credit : Sophie Dalbou

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Eric Paul Parent

Welcoming you at the doors will be our MC, Dr. Eric Paul Parent, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the fields of theatre, tourism, and culture to The Moving Celebration. With an extensive background in pedagogy and immersive tourism, Dr. Parent will be the liaison between guests and exhibits, bringing you closer to the heart of CN's history.

Photo credit : Jean-Sebastien St-Pierre


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Train of the Future Contest

Participate for a chance to win CN100 accessories
How do you picture the “Train of the Future?” Follow your imagination to design your “Train of the Future” using the medium of your choice. Build your model at home or onsite at CN100 - A Moving Celebration! And post a photo of it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using hashtags #CNTrainOfTheFuture and #CN100. (Just make sure your post is set to "public"!) Winners will be randomly selected every month. Good luck!

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