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Revelstoke Railway Museum hosting sod turning ceremony

Sods will be turned tomorrow, July, 9 at The Revelstoke Railway Museum. The museum is launching its 5500 Pavilion Project with a sod turning ceremony at 5:30 p.m. to mark the official launching of the project.
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Sods will be turned on Tuesday, July 9 at The Revelstoke Railway Museum. 

The museum is launching its 5500 Pavilion Project with a sod-turning ceremony at 5:30 p.m. to mark the official launching of the project. 

The main goal of the project is to construct a roof to house the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Locomotive No. 5500. The locomotive was built in 1966 by General Motors of London, Ontario. It was the first diesel-electric locomotive which made it a recognized symbol across Canada. 

The construction of the roof will protect the locomotive from inclement weather. It will be moved closer to Victoria Road this summer as the construction of the pavilion commences. 

Being the first locomotive to receive a Canadian Cultural Property Designation, the CPR 5500 is distinguished as an important cultural and historical artifact. 

 

 

 

 

 



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