Six new pieces of rolling stock — a CPR5500 diesel locomotive, a robot car, a coal car, a tanker car, box car and a double-track snow plow — pulled into the Revelstoke Railway Museum last Wednesday.
According to Museum Executive Director Jennifer Dunkerson said this is the culmination “of years of planning to augment current exhibits by adding an early diesel locomotive and era-appropriate rolling stock to present a broader interpretation of our region’s railway history.”
The exhibits enable the museum to chronicle not only the steam era but the impact of diesel technology on the development of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The equipment was donated by the Canadian Pacific Heritage Equipment Committee and waited patiently in the Revelstoke division`s K-yard until the track was laid this summer in preparation for its transfer to the museum property.
Here are a few photos of the big machines courtesy of Keri Knapp: