Contest #721, the Revelstoke Railway Museum, Revelstoke, BC, Canada

This week’s destination was the Revelstoke Railway Museum, located in the town of Revelstoke, BC in Canada. Revelstoke is located just west of the Selkirk Mountains near Rogers Pass and is an important location on the Canadian Pacific Railway route across Canada.

The museum was set up to tell the story of the CPR in this part of Canada and show off some of the rolling stock that that CPR has used over the years. Among them is CP 5468, a 2-8-2 Mikado steam locomotive. The museum’s main building is practically built around this locomotive, with lots of room around it for viewing plus a second level “balcony” so you can see it from any angle. CP 5468 was built in 1948 by the Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW). The locomotive weighs 124 tons (without tender). This beast is 89′ long and is 15′ 6″ high at the smokestack.

Revelstoke is a change of crew location, with train personnel boarding trains going west to Kamloops and east to Field, BC.

Found before the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Martin de Bock
  • Robert
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Joel
  • Graham Hedley
  • Lighthouse
  • Glenmorren

And after the hint:

  • Robin
  • Lawnboy
  • Luis Filipe Miguel
  • ashwini agrawal

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