Monday, April 25, 2011

A Trip Back in Time: Video of the CPR in the 1950s in the Rockies

Ever wonder what it was like to work on the railway in winter in the Canadian Rockies in the 1950s? This short documentary from Canada's National Film Board lets you back in time as you ride a CPR F-unit leading The Canadian from Revelstoke to Field, B.C.

Along the way you meet the men who run the trains and keep the tracks open—the section hands, maintenance men, train crews and telegraph operators.

You can also view it on the NFB website.

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