A CPR sleeping car built in 1920, the Venosta, was restored
in the fall of 1987, with assistance from the West Coast Railway
The major part of the Venosta is used to display historic railway pictures and artifacts. The Venosta also features two sleeping compartments and a ladies powder room with accessories from the 1920's.
railway display at the front of the museum exhibits 2 four-man handcars
and a boomcar, which were originally used by track crews for transportation
and for delivering supplies for maintaining the railway right-of-ways.
additional four-main handcar is used for the World Championship
Handcar Races, which originated in Port Moody in 1979. The handcar
races are held annually during Port Moody's "Golden Spike Days"
celebration on the July long weekend.
Venosta is available for parties and meetings.
Special events are often held in the Venosta
including murder mysteries and teas
to book the Venosta
[Museum is wheelchair accesible.][Railcar and bathrooms are not wheelchair accesible.]