James Walford was one of the presenters of railroad stories at the opening of the Tough Railroaders

Tough Railroaders exhibit showcases lives on the trains

National Senior’s Day rolled out the red carpet for Revelstoke Railway Museum’s Coffee Club celebrities on Monday.

Contributed by the Revelstoke Railway Museum

National Senior’s Day rolled out the red carpet for Revelstoke Railway Museum’s Coffee Club celebrities on Monday.

Twenty-five visitors and volunteers gathered in the Doug Weir Theatre of the Revelstoke Railway Museum for the launch of Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad, a Community Memories virtual on-line exhibit.

“Now our grandchildren and their children can see grandpa in the future,” James Walford commented after the presentation of highlights.

The on-line exhibit features a gallery of short videos of coffee club sessions from last winter.  Intermingled are archival photographs and photograph of artifacts found in our museum collection.

The stories invite you to explore the role of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Revelstoke community through the experience of the railroaders themselves.

Danielle Carrier of the Department of Canadian Heritage said: “An important part of the Federal Government’s strategy to create and promote Canadian cultural content in cyberspace, the Virtual Museum of Canada gateway showcases original material, drawing on the countless stories and treasures held in trust by Canada’s museums.”

In a letter of congratulations Carrier stated, “Thanks to productions such as yours, Canada’s multi-faceted heritage comes to life on computer screens across the country and around the world.”

The Revelstoke Railway Museum acknowledges the contribution of the participants in our oral history project and funding from the Canadian Heritage Information Network and New Horizons for Seniors.

Open every day, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in October, the Revelstoke Railway Museum encourages you to visit; however, the virtual exhibit is available all the time, every day, on-line at www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/Search.do?R=VE_2291&lang=en&ex=on.


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