I took these photographs on a cross country trip from Vancouver to Toronto with my daughter in 2007.
Revelstoke is near Rogers Pass on the CP line. It's a crew changing point and engines are usually lined up for servicing or or ready to head out to tackle the grade. There is a wonderful railroad museum in Revelstoke detailing the building of the CP line across the mountains. They've been collecting artifacts and building the archives since 1960. There are a number of artifacts and staged rooms such as a ticket office as well as model dioramas, and full-size, prototype equipment both indoors and outside. There's even an active model railroad club. Revelstoke itself is a lovely little town with excellent restaurants. It also became a ski destination in 2007. Well worth a visit if you're driving the Trans Canada Highway.
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|This is me standing on the rear platform of a "van" (caboose) outside the museum building.||Here's a view of the inside of the museum at Revelstoke, B.C. It's quite a delightful venue.||The museum houses steam loco 5468 built by Montreal Locomotive Works and a CP business car.|
|There are a number of large exhibits saved from the scrap heap that you can climb aboard.||I'm standing upstairs at the railroad club where modelers are building a replica of the CP line through the mountains.||This is one of the mines being modeled. Models are based on prototype locations and drawings.|
|I couldn't resist snarling at the bear. Fortunately, he was behind glass!||There is more equipment outside: a van (caboose), flat car and snowplow.||Tortoise switch machines are mounted topside for easier access.|
The Revelstoke museum has a very interesting website at Revelstoke Museum and Archives.
I have added model railroad photos from other layout tours, conventions, along the right-of-way and museums. They're listed in the "Train Photos Gallery" page.
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