Looking west towards Eagle Pass.
Looking east from the entrance to Eagle Pass towards Revelstoke.
The Big Eddy with the Revelstoke golf course in the foreground. Revelstoke was
first called "Big Eddy", then "Farwell" before becoming "Revelstoke." The
Columbia River flow from right to left in the picture. The Big Eddy was at one
time used to catch logs floated down river and a mill was located on the bank
of the river to process the logs.
Coal train heading west out of Revelstoke across the Columbia River on route to
Vancouver. CP uses 112 car unit trains to transport coal from southeastern
British Columbia to Vancouver making a round trip of over 621 miles (1,175 km)
in approximately 85 hours.
At one time the Greyhould bus competed with the railway for passenger traffic
through the Kicking Horse and Rogers Passes. Now Via Rail only runs
transcontinental passenger service through Emonton, Jasper and the
Yellowhead Pass to and from Vancouver.
Snow clearing equipment in the Revelstoke yard. R4P snow plow (left
background) originally by dragonharth, reskinned by Rail4Pete
(KUID2:198760:100653:1). Jordon Spreader in the foreground by bnsf50
(KUID2:39134:100428:1). Snow Blower (right background) by allen3 (KUID:
Revelstoke in winter. Revelstoke holds the Canadian record for the snowiest single
winter. On Mount Copeland just outside town 80.2 inches (2447 cm) fell during the
winter of 1971-72. In town, Revelstoke received 25.5 feet (779 cm), enough to bring
snow levels higher than many roofs.
West-bound lumber train in Revelstoke yard.
East-bound out of Revelstoke.
Revelstoke Crossing east of Revelstoke on the Illecillewaet River.
An eastbound lumber train passes through Revelstoke Crossing while a
westbound coal train waits.
East of Lauretta.
East of Lauretta.