I've been to several Railroad Museums in my life, but this was one of the best. It includes vintage Pullman dining cars and sleeping cars that you can walk through. There are both steam engines and more modern engines that you can inspect every huge nut-and-bolt of up close. There are displays narrating the building of the Canadian-Pacific railway - showing the hardships suffered by the builders, especially by the members of the Chinese community who figured so large in the precarious construction process.
Then there are one or more live retired railway men on hand to talk with you personally. I talked with a man who began his railroad career in 1946 as "a wiper in a roundhouse." You'll learn what that means at the Museum. He worked his way up to chief engineer at the controls. He'll show you what each dial and indicator means.
In a side display, you might get a chance to operate the controls of a train engine yourself, although that display was not functioning the day I was there.
Overall, this is a fascinating, worthwhile attraction that rides you back into the yesteryear of rail travel and transport.
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