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Revelstoke Railway Museum hosts spring break events

Adelaide Dunkerson enjoys the Revelstoke Railway Museum.  - George Hopkins photo
Adelaide Dunkerson enjoys the Revelstoke Railway Museum.
— image credit: George Hopkins photo

Contributed by the Revelstoke Railway Museum

Follow the tracks to the Revelstoke Railway Museum during spring break and get up close and personal with railway history!

From Thursday, Mar. 22 to Sunday, Mar. 25, the museum will be enlivened by stories, activities, and hands on fun. Learn the science of steam locomotion, how to be safe around trains, and how to drive a diesel engine using the museum’s simulator! Local retired railroaders and volunteers will be on hand to bring the museum to life, through their experiences and knowledge of the past. The Revelstoke Model Railroad Club will be on hand to run trains on their layout, and special items are to be found in the specially designed treasure hunt.

Beginning at 1 p.m. and wrapping up at 3 p.m., each day, the museum welcomes kids of all ages and their families to take part. Seed planting crafts, a tour of the cab of the steam engine, a table setting challenge in the business car, and the opportunity to enter a poster contest all await your participation. The winner of the poster contest will receive a subscription to Thomas and Friends magazine, and have their creation framed and auctioned off during the annual Railway Days festival!

It will also be your chance to see a collection of special postcards! The result of a Heritage Week project, postcards designed by local grade 5 and 6 students, for Heritage Week, will be on display. The winner of the postcard draw was Brogan Copp, from Arrow Heights Elementary, and he will be enjoying a locomotive ride to Glacier Station, courtesy of CP.  Thank you to all the students and teachers who took part!

All spring break activities are included in regular admission. And remember, members are free!

 

 

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