The David W. Johnson Yard
The railway yard at the Revelstoke Railway Museum has been dedicated to the memory of David W. Johnson, 1944 – 2012, President of the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society, and is now the David W. Johnson Yard.
David joined the Board of Trustees in April 2004, and became President in 2005; a position he held until his untimely death. Almost immediately upon becoming president, he took the Board through a strategic planning process and supported the establishment of an endowment fund with the Revelstoke Community Foundation, among many other significant projects.
Eager to pursue the strategic goals of developing our museum into the premier railway museum of Western Canada, David eagerly coordinated the long term plan of adding significant rolling stock to our back yard exhibits through the CPR Evolutions project which is a component of a well-documented, long term expansion development plan. The star of the show is the diesel engine, the 5500, which now graces our third track in the yard, and David was looking forward to assisting us with the repair and maintenance that these pieces will need over the succeeding years.
Model Railway Club
The Revelstoke Model Railway Club is a major contributor to the museum's exhibits, with a large layout on display representing the CPR from Revelstoke to Glacier, circa 1952. The society partners with the museum for special events and tours
Photo Credit: Ed Jaatteenmaki
The museum provides tours for larger groups, tour buses, school classes, day camps and many others. Please CONTACT the museum to book a tour or for information.
The museum building and outside yard are great options for many facility rental needs. Business meetings, birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, photography sessions, and much more! Click HERE for a pricing guide.