There are many eras and locations along the route of the Canadian
Pacific railway in the mountains of British Columbia which lend
themselves to interesting modelling; the Big Hill in the Kicking Horse
Pass with its 4.4% grade, the Spiral Tunnels which replaced it, the
timber trestle bridges of the Beaver Valley, and The Loop curves and
trestles at the top of the Illecillewaet Valley, just to name a few.
Kamloops to Field 1937
John Marlor chose to model the Mountain Division from
Kamloops to Field, British Columbia in the year 1937, when steam had
reached its zenith. More specifically, he chose to model the climbs
west from Revelstoke up to and over the Eagle Pass in the Monashee
Mountains, and the climb east from Revelstoke up the Illecillewaet
River Valley to the Connaught Tunnel and Rogers Pass. In addition, he
modelled the Arrowhead Branch Line south from Revelstoke to
Arrowhead on Upper Arrow Lake.