The year was 1948. Louis St. Laurent had just become Canada’s 12th Prime Minister, gas was 26 cents a gallon and you could buy a loaf of bread for 14 cents.
And oh yes, a horse was apparently ridden into the lobby of the Royal York Hotel following the Calgary Stampeders 12-7 win over the Ottawa Rough Riders at Varsity Stadium as the winner’s fans, most of whom arrived in town on a train from the Western Canada city, partied on the street in front of Union Station.
The three-day trip aboard a 14-car train named the Stampeder Special with 250 fans, chuckwagons and horses made national headlines.
It will happen again if a group of football fanatics have anything to say about it. To help celebrate the 100th Grey Cup, the infamous train ride is being recreated by members of the Calgary Stampeders Grey Cup Committee.
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If I were a CFL fan from Western Canada, and I could fit it into my schedule, I'd totally want in on that.