07/14/2015 09:22 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 01:12 EDT

CP rail car reinvented as luxury dining attraction at Heritage Park

CALGARY — A Canadian Pacific rail car built in 1929 has been brought back into service as a luxury dining car at Heritage Park Historical Village, the living history museum in southwest Calgary.

The car, dubbed River Forth, was bought from the railway for $1 in 2011. Originally a luxurious solarium, it was later used as a work car before finally being left to rust at a train yard.

Heritage Park says its staff and contractors spent two years converting it into a reimagined 1920s dining car, complete with replica wood panelling.

On Tuesdays until Aug. 25, lunches ($120 for two for "a historically inspired menu") will be served in the car while it is pulled by an antique steam engine around the park.

To reserve, call 403-268-8500.



The Canadian Press