Can you help make Railway Days a GREAT event?

Can you help make Railway Days a great event? The Railway Museum sure hopes so.

It is inviting individuals, businesses and organizations to join it in making the six-day event a must-see extravaganza.

“We are holding a Railway Days information day on Tuesday June 15,” says Jennifer Dunkerson, the museum’s executive director.

“Information kits about Railway Days and how the community can get involved will be available for pick up at our museum and at the Chamber of Commerce, all day.  Appointments are also possible with myself to discuss possible participation and contributions and we are trying to establish a registry of all the events and activities that will be going on from August 12 to 17 — whether it be part of our museum’s planning or individual organizations and businesses efforts around town.  Volunteer opportunities will also be available.”

For more information please call 250-837-6060 or go to

The preliminary schedule of events looks pretty good:

Thursday, Aug.12

  • Official opening and CR Employee Day
  • Museum & Archives Children’s Program
  • Farwell townsite walking tour
  • Kootenay Boundary Regional Art Exhibition at the Visual Arts Centre
  • Summer Music Series: Jon & Holly
  • Celebrate the Summit at Mount Revelstoke National Park

Friday, Aug. 13

  • Salmon Arm Model Railroad Club layout on display
  • Photo contest registration
  • Coffee in the Business Car
  • Ballast Scorchers on the High Iron, book talk by Jim Gullickson
  • 1910 exhibit opening at the Railway Museum
  • Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser for the Railway Museum
  • 129 Years of Railway Mayhem — a special presentation by Tom Price of the CPR
  • Summer Music Series: Cats and the Fiddle
  • Celebrate the Summit continues with An Evening with the Stars

Saturday, Aug. 14

  • Loggers Breakfast
  • Farmer’s Market
  • The CPR’s Empress steamtrain rolls into town with a special exhibit marking the 125th anniversary of the driving of the Last Spike at Craigellachie as well as many other contributions of the railway to our heritage
  • Coffee in the Business Car
  • 1910 Exhibit opening at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives
  • Timber Day
  • Last Spike Highlight Tour
  • Loonie Swim at the Aquatic Centre
  • Beer & Wings at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives
  • Summer Music series: Matt Duffus
  • A Magic Lantern Show at the Nickelodeon Museum

Sunday, Aug. 15

  • Arrow Lakes Lumber Co. Logging and Railway Trestle Tour
  • Coffe in the Business Car
  • Celebrate the Summit continues with Mountaintop Railway Day
  • Vintage Car Show
  • Rogers Pass 1910 Avalanche Commemoration
  • Loonie Swim at the Aquatic Centre
  • Last Spike Highlight Tour
  • Trackside Picnic
  • Photo contest awards
  • Summer Music Series: Matt Duffus
  • The Boy in the Picture, by Ray Argyle, book launch and talk

Monday, Aug. 16

  • Coffee in the Business Car
  • Brown Bag lunch and history talk at the golf course
  • Bus Tours to the Last Spike site
  • Summer Music Series: Rippin’ Rattlers
  • Farwell townsite tour

Tuesday, Aug. 17

  • Coffee in the Business Car
  • Bus Tours to Rogers Pass
  • Mountain View Cemetery Tour
  • Summer Music Series: Heather Blush
  • Vintage Film Night at the Nickelodeon