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Revelstoke Railway Museum
Ranked #6 of 47 things to do in Revelstoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 26, 2011

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.

Thank Rosalie S
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Even if you are not a railroad buff; there are interesting exhibits and loads of memorabilia. Worth a visit,.

Thank naturak819
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

I was pretty impress there.
you can visit and try some train.
Outside there's also some old train, HUGE things... that I think, we don't have in Québec.
The history is interessting also. it's interessting to see the small rooms and toilet, and kitchen in the train. there was also an exposition of art upstair, pretty amazing and interesting.

Thank savans
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Enjoyed it immensely. Very well put together. Interactive displays. Try to stump the volunteer engineers. Interactive train simulator and kids area. Tons of history if you like to read a lot. Nice gift shop. Expansion in progress but everything is accessibility. Go through a coach car, experience a steam locomotive up close.

Thank JimmyBrules
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Very interesting museum, featuring a huge steam locomotive, among other attractions.

Thank Abusado
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