Arrowhead Express Departs Revelstoke for
Of the sternwheelers operating on the Arrow Lakes, the SS Minto was
one of the longest-serving boats in the Canadian Pacific Railway’s
fleet. Built in 1898 it remained in service until 1954. Efforts to save
and restore the Minto failed and she was towed to the middle of
Upper Arrow Lake and burned in 1968. The only two remaining
sternwheelers are the SS Sicamous at Penticton, which operated on
Lake Okanagan for 27 years (1914-1937) and the SS Moyie at Kaslo,
which plied Kootaney Lake for 59 years (1898-1957).
It is easy to envisage John Marlor’s layout having the
walkways as the Arrow Lakes. The dock at Arrowhead had a barge,
which could be loaded for transport on rolling stock, not just up and
down the lakes but also to storage tracks in the work bench area.
(Rolling stock may be added to the layout or removed for storage by
copying and pasting from within the TrainPlayer program.)
Time required to complete: Approximately 25 minutes.
From file JM-02RR.rrw:
Select the locomotive CP 4128 assigned to the Arrowhead Express.
Turn on the turntable (e.g., right click and repeatedly select
“Rotate Left (CCW)”. If the turntable goes past the desired track,
right click and select “Rotate Right (CW)”))(remember to keep
the weight of the locomotive towards the center of the turntable).
Move the locomotive to head-end the Arrowhead Express.
Depart Revelstoke for Arrowhead via Clanwilliam.
Don't forget to slow down when passing through towns (e.g., 5 to 6
Upon arriving at Arrowhead place the Arrowhead Express at the dock
in preparation for the arrival of the sternwheeler Minto.
Move CP 4128 to the water tower to take on water.
If need be move the Arrowhead switcher CP 6239.
Save file as JM-03RR.rrw.