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Tourist Railroads and Museums International : Canada

Tourist Railroads, Heritage Railways, Railroad Museums and Train Excursions in Canada.

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British Columbia - Port Moody Station Museum
Port Moody, BC - The Port Moody Station Museum is owned by the Port Moody Heritage Society and is located in Port Moody's 1908 CPR Station. The building and displays illustrate the role of the station in the community and the early development of Port Moody.

The Museum is located in a CPR live-in train station built in 1908. The station was in use until the 1970s. Some rooms show a recreation of life in the station at different periods of time. The museum's telegraph office features an operational telegraph system, original station desks with antique typewriters, adding machine and safe. The kitchen is displayed in a late 1920s style complete with Hotpoint stove and early General Electric refrigerator. The parlour contains an antique gramophone and a Dominion organ from the Ioco United Church.

At the front of the Museum property you will see a CPR sleeping car – the Venosta – built in 1921. It features a ladies' powder room with 1920s accessories and two sleeping compartments with original fixtures. One compartment shows the top and lower berths set for night use. In the second compartment the lower berth has been converted into a couch for day use and the upper berth is recessed into the wall.

Info: URL: http://portmoodymuseum.org/ (Added: 16-Dec-2016)
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British Columbia - Preserved! Steam Locomotives of British Columbia
Photos and descriptions of preserved steam locomotives in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Info: URL: http://members.shaw.ca/preservedsteambc/ (Added: 24-Dec-2002)
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British Columbia - Railway & Forestry Museum, Prince George
The Railway & Forestry Museum is located at Northern BC's Capital 'Prince George'. The museum railway collection has over 65 pieces of rolling stock. One of those pieces is the Russell Wooden Snowplow, built in 1902. It has just gone through a restoration. The Museum also has the Penny station, built for the GTP in 1911 along with several other railway related buildings. A recent addition to the collection is BC Rail Electric Locomotive 6001. The museum also has a collection of forestry equipment, comunications and fire trucks.

The Museum is located at 850 River Road across from the CN yards and beside Cottom Wood Park. The Museum caters to board meetings, birthday parties and other events.

Info: URL: https://www.pgrfm.bc.ca/ (Added: 21-Oct-2002)
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British Columbia - Revelstoke Railway Museum
Revelstoke, BC - Discover Canada's history and railway heritage in one of Canada's premiere railway museums! The museum presents the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Columbia Mountains, as well as the role the railway and its workers have played in building Canada as a nation.

Steam Locomotive: The 5468 is a Mikado P-2k class locomotive with a wheel classification of 2-8-2. It was built as an oil burner by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1948 specifically for this area. Retired in 1954, the locomotive was stored in Delson, Quebec until brought home to Revelstoke in 1993 as a feature exhibit of this museum. The 5468 is only one of three left in its class.

Business Car: Business car #4 was built in 1929 as a solarium lounge car named the "River Humber". In 1941 it was redesigned as a cape car named the "Cape Ray". In 1963 it became a business car for CPR employees and was used by the Division Superintendent for Revelstoke until 1992. Visitors are welcome to tour the interior. A full restoration is anticipated.

The museum also has a variety of rolling stock on display in our David W. Johnson Yard. Guests are encouraged to tour the outdoor exhibits as weather permits.

Info: URL: https://www.railwaymuseum.com/ (Added: 27-Nov-1998)
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British Columbia - Rocky Mountaineer
Official Site of Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 unique train vacation packages ranging from 25 to 2 days on four distinctive rail routes - three rail journeys into the Canadian Rockies and one spectacular 3 1/2 hour train excursion, formerly known as Whistler Mountaineer, from Vancouver to Whistler. This luxurious train travels by daylight through the beauty of Canada's West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, Banff and Jasper - in a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as Whistler, home of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Info: URL: https://www.rockymountaineer.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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British Columbia - The Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Summerland, BC - The Kettle Valley Steam Railway showcases a unique part of the Okanagan's and British Columbia's history. Built during 1910- 1915, the KVR Kootenay to Coast Connection powered our pioneer fruit industry into world markets, transported our families on vacations and errands; created employment, hobos and stories that will be with us forever.

We invite you to join us on the only preserved section of this historic railway: Ten miles of beautiful vistas; from lush orchards and vineyards to a spectacular view of lake and land from the Trout Creek Bridge 238 ft above the canyon floor. The sight and sound of our restored 1912 Steam Locomotive the 3716 will bring the era alive as you ride along on this 90 minute journey in a vintage passenger coach or open air car…

Info: URL: https://www.kettlevalleyrail.org/ (Added: 8-Feb-2001)
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British Columbia - Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town
Revelstoke, BC - Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, is a unique attraction adjacent to Three Valley Lake Chateau. A visit to our Ghost Town will bring you back to the pioneer days of a typical 1800's British Columbia western town. During your visit, you will tour more than 25 rescued and restored historic buildings, an Antique Auto Museum featuring automobiles dating from 1902, and our Railway Roundhouse, complete with turntable, locomotives and rail cars.

3 Valley Gap Railway Roundhouse While in the Ghost Town, be sure to visit the Railway Roundhouse - home to more than 12 pieces of rolling stock. The Roundhouse at 3 Valley Gap, is home to the largest fully operational covered turntable in North America. It has 24 bays and is approximately 300 feet in diameter. The complex contains a Back Shop, Pattern Shop, and a Railway Coach Repair & Carpentry Shop. The lobby entrance to the Railway Roundhouse is a replica of The Arlington Court building from Revelstoke, B.C. This stately building has items that you would expect to find in a lavish home in the early 1900's. Thoughtfully displayed are antique pianos and organs, hats, dolls, clothing, and a wedding collection.

Info: URL: http://www.3valley.com/heritage_resort/ghost_town.htm (Added: 17-Dec-2016)
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British Columbia - Three Valley Gap Railway Roundhouse
Revelstoke, BC - This fascinating pioneer community is home to an impressive variety of railway displays. This will be the only covered Turntable and Roundhouse complex in Canada. Guided tours are conducted daily through the Heritage Ghost Town, Antique Auto Museum, and Railway Roundhouse. Enjoy antique cars, a railway and making your way to the nearby Mt. Revelstoke National Park and BC Glacier National Park.
Info: URL: http://www.3valley.com/index.html (Added: 30-Jan-2006)
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British Columbia - Transit Museum Society, Downtown Historic Trolley
Vancouver, British Columbia - The Transit Museum Society of Vancouver, British Columbia was established in 1986 to restore, preserve and operate historical vehicles significant to the history of public transit in British Columbia.

On April 3, 1996 Mayor Philip Owen announced the purchase of the old Canadian Pacific, False Creek railway corridor which forms the basis for a demonstration line from Granville Island to "Leg-in-Boot Station". The Downtown Historic Railway demonstrates the City commitment to restoring urban electric rail to Vancouver. Proposed extensions will connect to the north side of False Creek and eventually north to Chinatown and Gastown, and then head west to Canada Harbour Place and Stanley Park. The City has already established rights of way on the south side of False Creek and on the Coal Harbour Waterfront.

Info: URL: https://www.transitmuseumsociety.org/ (Added: 14-Oct-1999)
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British Columbia - Valemount Museum & Archives
Valemount, BC - The Valemount Museum, located in a historic Valemount railway station, has something for every member of the family! The Valemount Museum has displays on the Railway (rail camps and towns), a model railroad that even runs through the bathroom.

Our building has three levels, the main floor, an upstairs, as well as the basement. Visitors can see our many displays and exhibits. On the main floor, we have displays on railroad towns, Japanese internment camps, Valemount pioneers, local War Heros, and more. Some of the artists on display include Margaret McKirdy's sculptures, and James Vanslyk's art. In the basement we have recreated an outfitting and trapper's cabin. There is also the recently added Ishbel Cochrane exhibit. The exhibit was created in memory of Ishbel Cochrane, and to feature the Hargreaves Brothers Outfitting Company and the historic Mount Robson Ranch. The bedrooms upstairs also have exhibits. In addition we have a restored CN Caboose, as well as the annex building which contains logging and farming artifacts.

Info: URL: https://www.valemountmuseum.ca/ (Added: 17-Dec-2016)
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