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In 1899, the CPR transferred its operational headquarters at Donald to the more central location of Revelstoke

In 1899, when the CPR transferred its operational headquarters at Donald to the more central location of Revelstoke, it enlarged both the yard and maintenance facilities. By the early 1900s, when this photograph was taken, the town of Revelstoke was a well-established center of railway activity.

Source: Exporail/CP Collection: NS19991 | Download a hi-res version of this photo here

CP 150 Train schedule​ & location

Saturday, July 29 | 3:00-6:00pm - show starts at 4:00 pm
CP Revelstoke Yard,
420 Victoria Road

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You'll be treated to a truly Canadian performances of Dallas Arcand, champion Aboriginal hoop dancer, Juno award-winning country music singer Dean Brody, country singer Kelly Prescott and our house band, the Rail Road Ramblers.

Canadian country music superstar Dean Brody

Dean Brody“I am so excited to be celebrating Canada's 150th by train this summer, playing towns along the way, experiencing some of the more rugged and rare routes across our country,” said Brody, 13-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and two-time Juno Award winner, most recently for 2016 Country Album of the Year.

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World champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand

Denis Arcand Aboriginal entertainer and world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand will open the stage show with his world-renowned athleticism and grace, sharing the symbolism of the hoop dance and its significance in aboriginal communities.

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The Little General mini train 

Don’t miss your chance to see CP’s miniature train – it’s a ¼ scale model of a General Electric AC4400 locomotive. The Little General will be on site in Revelstoke, but not offering rides -- feel free to climb onboard with the kids and take some photos.

Facts about CP in Revelstoke

  • Revelstoke owes its name to the Right Hon. A.C. Baring, Lord Revelstoke a senior partner in the UK's Baring Brothers, who in 1886 invested in the nearly bankrupt Canadian Pacific Railway. William Cornelius Van Horne petitioned the Post Office to recognize Lord Revelstoke by renaming Farwell, on the grounds that the existing name "amounted to nothing at all." Farwell, named after land developer Albert Stanhope Farwell, had also been known as The Eddy and Second Crossing
  • In the early 1880s, Farwell, now Revelstoke, located at the second crossing of the Columbia River, promoted itself as the "Meeting Point of Canadian and American Commercial Highways." Completion of the transcontinental rail line and Farwell's relative close proximity to the United States, gave some credence to this claim
  • Today, CP employs approximately 300 people in Revelstoke
  • Norris Roy "Buck" Crump, CPR President from 1955 to 1964, was born in Revelstoke in 1904 and joined the CPR in 1920. He retired in 1974. He was primarily responsible for converting the railroad to diesel locomotives, and expanded the company into non-transportation sectors. One of the cars on the Canadian 150 Train is named after N.R. Crump


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