Meet CPR No. 5500! Canada’s first high-horsepower diesel locomotive, 5500 launched an important era in Canadian railway history and is the first of what became the predominant diesel locomotive type in CPR's fleet for several decades. Today’s modern and powerful diesel locomotives are the descendants of No. 5500 and her sisters.
Received by the Revelstoke Railway Museum over a decade ago, time and the elements have not been kind to No. 5500.
We are launching a 30th Anniversary project to raise $250,000 to cosmetically restore No. 5500 to the familiar “Action Red” colours she wore for over 40 years, with a permanent roof structure to preserve her for future generations.
A generous individual donor has committed to pay for the entire roof structure…so all we need to do is raise money for the locomotive’s restoration!
We are truly grateful for every single dollar donated. Given the scale of this project, larger donations will play a crucial role in propelling us towards a successful restoration. We understand that giving is a personal decision, and we value the contribution of each and every individual who supports this project.
Become part of this pioneering locomotive’s remarkable story by helping us fund the restoration of 5500!
Please note that tax receipts are available through our Canada Helps donation page. *