Hundreds of people gathered on April, 19, 2010 to celebrate Rocky Mountaineer’s 20th Anniversary at Rocky Mountaineer Station and to see the official unveiling and dedication of its new train design. The striking new train design, which features the company’s new gold and blue colours, logo and word mark, made its debut in grand style, breaking through a 28 foot branded barrier at the west end of the Rocky Mountaineer Station.
“We are very excited to celebrate this momentous occasion and the great accomplishments along the way,” says Randy Powell, President and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer. “The success of Rocky Mountaineer has been built on years of dedication and hard work and an unwavering commitment to provide our guests with unparalleled service and an unforgettable travel experience. We look forward to the future and to continued excellence as we embark on the next 20 years.”
The event also included a special dedication of locomotive #8011 by Randy Powell, President and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer to Founder and Executive Chairman, Peter Armstrong. The dedication marks the epic journey of an entrepreneurs dream to turn a struggling rail service into an award-winning luxury train experience.
About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer offers 45 unique Canadian vacation packages and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. This luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. The Rocky Mountaineer also runs a three-hour journey with breathtaking scenery between Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Now in its 20th year of operation, the Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and welcomed its one millionth guest in 2008. Rocky Mountaineer has been honoured with four World Travel Awards as “World’s leading Travel Experience by Train” and was recently named by National Geographic as on of the “World’s Greatest Trips”. To learn more about Rocky Mountaineer, please visit rockymountaineer.com.