Turn back the clock to 1957 when big steam still ran on the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railroads in Western Canada. You’ll see a variety of both CN and CP locomotives in the Vancouver area, and venture into the prairies for more action. You’ll see places like the CN yard at Port Mann, and the CP Drake Street yard in the Vancouver area. Also locations like Coquitlam and Chilliwack see steam action as well as CN activity in Kamloops with roundhouse, switching and steam departures. Then we head to the prairies for more Canadian National and Canadian Pacific action. You enjoy servicing shots and turntable scenes at several locations. Locomotives seen on the Canadian National include 0-6-0, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 2-10-2, and 4-8-2. Canadian Pacific locomotives include 4-6-0, 4-6-2, 2-8-2, 2-10-2, and 4-6-4.
While there was no audio recorded during the 1957 trip, we have merged appropriate CN and CP steam sounds from 1958 and 1959 trips recorded by Elwin Purington. There are even some of the same locomotives and classes, so sounds are quite authentic! There is a nice variety of activity from pacing CN 2-10-2 #4301 west from Kamloops, to CP G3, and C5 Pacifics. Of the three Canadian 1950s films this one has more roundhouse and servicing scenes. These are truly historic steam treasures that will be enjoyed by all steam and historic railroad enthusiasts. A must for any steam lover.