Canadian Vintage Steam

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A variety of vintage Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific Steam awaits you on this DVD.

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A variety of vintage Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific Steam awaits you on this DVD. Most of it this footage is 16mm, from a variety of sources, but there is also a little bit of 8mm shot by Warren Scholl in 1958 of CN 4-8-2 number 6079 in Windsor, Ontario, and some CP commuter steam near Montreal in the summer of 1959 (where we see a few G3 Pacifics, as well as 4-6-4 Royal Hudson 2822 in service). The 16mm material includes a section out west with Canadian Pacific in the Kicking Horse Pass area, and Banf, with some rare views of 2-10-4 Selkirk type engines. Then there is a mish-mash of steam segment including a neat scene of a rare New York Central snow plow train with two ancient NYC steam engines in Southern Ontario.

The core of the program is a neat visit over several days to Manitoba by Perry Becker in July of 1959 where we see tons of action with both Canadian Pacific, and Canadian National, plus a couple of scenes of rare first generation diesels that wonder into the frame. There are scenes in Portage La Prairie, as well as the engine service areas of the CP and the CN at Winnipeg. Music and Narration as no steam sounds exist with these silent films.

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1 review for Canadian Vintage Steam

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    While majority of this show are silent 8mm & 16mm fils of these engines, there are special comparison scenes between Perry Becker’s Silent Films & Maynard Lang’s sound films.

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