An Eye-catching Restoration

Outside the Revelstoke Railway Museum sits a vibrant yellow caboose. Not long ago, the caboose was showing its age. Now, with help from the Trust’s Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants, Ed Koski and Jimmy Young from…

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Outside the Revelstoke Railway Museum sits a vibrant yellow caboose.

Not long ago, the caboose was showing its age. Now, with help from the Trust’s Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants, Ed Koski and Jimmy Young from the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society have restored it close to its original condition. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1954, the caboose was one of the first to be built in steel, rather than wood, and to have a cupola (elevated windows and seats) in the centre, rather than at an end. “The caboose is the one piece of outdoor rolling stock that we are able to have open to the public year-round,” says Hayley Johnson, Executive Director. “This project will draw enthusiasts to the museum at all times of the year.”

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