REVELSTOKE RAILWAY MUSEUM -- THE YARD"
The museum houses the beautifully restored CPR locomotive "Mikado P-2K 2-8-2" one of the largest steam engines ever used on CPR lines. If you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a railroad engineer, sit down at the throttle of the museum's new Diesel Locomotive Simulator.
And there is more original rolling stock out in THE YARD, including a caboose, snowplow, flange car and maintenance equipment.
Railroading through the mountains
If there's one thing that keeps Revelstoke on the map, it's the railway. Ever since the first trains in the 1880's, its been the mainstay here. But it was never an easy task...steep terrain, landslides, washouts all took their toll of man and machine.
"Lots of bears"
The Selkirks and Rockies abound with bears, both blacks and grizzlys. They seem to like the wet bottom lands with it's rich vegetation.
"Kicking Horse Pass"
One of the most formidable challenges to railroading anywhere in the world.
Getting through the Selkirks from Revelstoke to Golden via the Rogers Pass was the first challenge. Then if that wasn't enough, the final plunge through the Rockies needed the construction of a couple of spiral tunnels to lessen the grade. It's still a challenge...it's not uncommon for slides to come down from Cathedral mountain east of Field.
Revelstoke a B.C.City full of rich Heritage
"Revelstoke an old City with a great History."
st In 1811the Colombia was mapped for Westward expansion
In the 1860's the river,'' big Eddy '' yielded some short time wealth during the '' Big Bend Gold Rush ''
During the construction of the ''Railroad '' in the 1880's the '' Eddy '' became known as the
'' Second Crossing ''.
At first the City was named Farwell after Surveyer A ,S Farwell.
After a court battle between Farwell and the Dominion Government the
City name was changed to '' Revelstoke ''named after Edward Baring Lord Revelstoke, who with his bank money saved the CPR from bankrupcy.
Revelstoke became a City March first 1899.
"The Beautiful Revelstoke Courthouse."
We stayed overnight at the Powder Springs Inn, in Revelstoke .
On my walk through the Town I seen a wonderful Town with several Historic Buildings , including this Domed Courthouse,this is a real beautiful building .The adress of this Court House is 1123 Second Street West , very easy to find about 10 minute walk from the centre of Revelstoke.
The Fire Station Hall and the Stations Museum were a real joy to see also very short distance to walk to.
"Revelstoke's beautiful Railway Museum."
This is a picture of the Revelstoke Railway Museum, a fantastic looking building ,and in this building and outside this buiding the Railway History is well documented and explained .
Retired ex Engineers volunteer there time to tell you about their experiences and a beautiful CPR locomotive #5468 is displayed and this locomotive was built in 1948.
Enjoy the pictures on this page , they are all my pictures some of my tekst and information I got from the official Revelstoke website.