Revelstoke Railway Museum
Revelstoke, British Columbia

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Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad

 
Remembering back to the challenges of working on the railroad . . .
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Rock slide resulting in derailment of a Fairbanks Morse engine
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"Crowsnest blizzard - I'll tell you it was a dandy . . . "
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View from above snow slide at Illecillewaet (1500 ft. long 57 ft. high)
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"An extremely tough winter . . . "
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Roy and Ed remember the challenges of snow . . .
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"Ice built up during the night . . . "
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Mud slide took out three sidings
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"Hit a mudslide and derailed . . . "
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"Ernie Ottewell in front of the #5909 that ran through a rock slide . . ."
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"The ice jammed up in the river . . . "
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1948 flooding of Mara Lake
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"The engine was running in about a foot of water . . . "
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View out engine of flooded tracks on Mara Lake
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"Remember when the Illecillewaet washed out . . . "
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Szowski & McDonald's steam shovel
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"Oil all down the Kicking Horse River . . . "
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Steam engine coming through Kicking Horse Canyon
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