In Pictures: Railway Days 2012

Railway Days saw decent crowds attending the Railway Museum and other venues on Friday and Saturday. Family Day on Saturday was especially enjoyable for families.

Click here to view the full list of events, or scroll down for a quick synopsis of some of Sunday’s main events:

Sunday, August 19

10 am – 11 am — Coffee in the Business Car at the RRM (this is a daily event)

11 am – 3 pm — Speeders at the Wye — CP Parking Lot on Victoria Road

12 pm – 3 pm — Vintage car show at RRM

2:30 pm — Photo Contest Winners announced at RRM

3 pm — Railway Museum Raffle Draw at RRM Click here for more information

6: 30 pm —Sharon Shook sings at Grizzly Plaza

If you have the time you should check out some of these great events. In the meantime, here are photos from Friday and Saturday:

Railway Museum Executive Director Jennifer Dunkerson welcomes the men and women who attended its annual Railway Days fundraising dinner. David F. Rooney photo
This very young guest found that sitting in the cool grass beneath her parents table was preferable to sitting in Friday’s very warm sunshine. David F. Rooney photo
The Cats and the Fiddle band members entertained dimmer guests with a variety of Celtic ballads and jigs and other traditional songs. David F. Rooney photo
Guests at the dinner had a pretty good time, chatting and listening to the superb music. David F. Rooney photo
Dean Handley, president of the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society (left) presented former board member Mark McKee with a life membership in recognition of his assistance to the museum over the years. David F. Rooney photo
Edna Mae Johnson, widow of the late David Johnson, thanks the Revelstoke Railway Heritage Society for its decision to name the outdoor display of rolling stock, the David W. Johnson Yard. David died suddenly early this year. As president, he brought fresh enthusiasm, a deep appreciation of the role trains have played in Canadian history and the skill to develop a brand-new long-term strategy for the institution. David F. Rooney photo
Robert Turner, curator emeritus of the Royal BC Museum, and the author of many books and articles, gave dinner guests a talk about his latest book, The Last Decades of Steam, which describes how steam-engine technology has lingered — and even thrived — in many parts of the world. David F. Rooney photo
Family Day at the Railway Museum saw hundreds of parents and children throng the museum and its grounds. The Puffer Belly was, naturally, one of the big draws for younger children. David F. Rooney photo
This superb diorama created by the Salmon Arm Model Railroad Club was highly details. It boasted working electric light on the building signage and whimsical “stories” and scenes for the vehicles, trains, teensy-weensy people and animals. David F. Rooney photo
Visitors marvel at the intricacy of the club’s models. They were not created in a weekend. No, sir. They took 22 years to create. David F. Rooney photo
Team Gloria’s Wayne Murray poses with fellow team mates mary Spencer ( left), Chris Deverall and Carolyn Murray. They served up cold drinks and hot food for the Family Day crowd. David F. Rooney photo
Young Yorke Parking enjoyed his face-painting session with Zuzana Driediger. David F. Rooney photo
The Revelstoke Acrobats gymnastic club created a Microbats area for youngsters to enjoy. David F. Rooney photo


This young girl performed some pretty amazing moves on the Acrobats’ trampoline and, in the bottom frame, even managed to look as though she was walking on air. David F. Rooney photo
Jenn Howe checks passports at the museum. If you visited every exhibit or activity on the passport you were eligible to win a prize. David F. Rooney photo
The Credit Union’s Todd Weber and Renee Howe served up bags of lovely golden popcorn for people at the museum. David F. Rooney photo
The Revelstoke Model Railway Society is working on a large-scale diorama they hope will eventually rival that created by the Salmon Arm club. They haven’t been working on it nearly as long as their colleagues rom Salmon Arm, but you can see it has tremendous potential. David F. Rooney photo
The Revelstoke Club hopes to achieve more in the year ahead. David F. Rooney photo
Here, a train rolls through a tunnel beneath an overpass. one of the tiny figures on the bridge, which is also the scene of an accident, has a camera that flashes every time a train comes head-on towards him. Clever, eh? David F. Rooney photo
Here’s that accident scene. You can’t see them in this image but there is a tiny flock of sheep. In the storyline for this portion of the diorama, a fence broke which allowed sheep to wander onto the road, thereby causing the accident. David F. Rooney photo
Salmon Arm club member Bob Gardner said much thought went into every portion of their diorama. According to the club’s Wayne Huffman, the model railroaders have shown their scale-model all over the Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border. David F. Rooney photo
All of the club’s features are, in some way, working replicas of the real thing, like this railway crossing. All of the arms and lights function as they should. David F. Rooney photo
As you can see, the arms go up and down, triggered by approaching scale model trains. David F. Rooney photo
Visitors Debbie Liebrecht and Larry Bradley of Penticton really enjoyed the museum and its exhibits. Debbie, it turns out, is a bassist with the Kettle Valley Brakemen. David F. Rooney photo