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“It is not York or Strasburg but this is still an amazing attraction”

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 August 21, 2013

We stopped at the Revelstoke Railway Museum while on our way east to Alberta. We had been to this museum once before in 2003. While it may be nothing compared to the National Railway Museum in York or the Strasburg Railway Museum both of which I have been to and are excellent museums with huge collections of trains, it is still worth it. The first few exhibits have artifacts used for the construction of the railway and information of how its connection to Revelstoke was important. Then of course the steam locomotive and the passenger car are the big centerpiece of this museum, both of which you can go into. Upstairs, there is an operating model railway display operated by the Revelstoke Model Railway Club, which I do not remember it being here the last time I was there. There is also an old fashioned train communication box upstairs also which you can listed to chatter when a train passes by outside (the museum sits alongside the main line). Then outside there are more rolling stock. You can only go inside the caboose here; all the other outdoor stock is off-limits to the interiors. I was lucky to have a freight come rumbling past the museum just as I came outside (another one went past in the opposite direction while we were still in the gift shop). This is definately a must-see for railway enthusiasts.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed the railway museum. Being able to speak with an actual engineer was a very humbling experience. I loved that you could actually look in the locomotive and actually climb on board the passenger car. Only down side was that you could only climb into one of the cars outside. It would have been neat to get into a baggage car or a cargo car. The staff here was also very helpful and provided suggestions for good food in town.

Thank ENJAY087
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Wonderful museum in the heart of the Rockies and close to "The Last Spike". The steam locomotive is truly impressive and the history of the Canadian railways interesting for all. I watched as two small boys were able to go inside the locomotive cab with a retired engineer and the awe his explanations gave them was delightful. The rolling stock outside is also well worth a look.

Thank Gillian1746
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Lots to see at the Railway Museum. There is a kids area with a variety of activities for the younger ones. Wish there were more carriages & trains to board to make it more interative for children rather than do not climb signs. imagine if we could have seen inside the snow plow train! The kids loved seening the real live trains going past the museum the best!



Thank Gemma103
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Carve out about two hours for a journey into the history of the CP Railway's development in the interior of BC. This world class museum boasts a great collection of engines and rolling stock as well as memorabilia from the days of the railway construction.

While we were there a video was playing on the role of the Chinese railway workers and the hardships and challenges they faced during construction of the railway and for decades later.

Great for railway buffs, historians and families whether you are escaping the heat in summer, the rain in fall or the snow in winter!

Thank Urbanworkbench
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