STK-ID 16595

Shots of hammer hitting railway spike intercut with shots of early locomotive and train speeding towards and over camera. LS of men standing by as worker drives spike. Shot of photograph depicting Donald Alexander Smith, first Baron of Strathcona and Mount Royal, driving last spike. Shot of locomotive and train moving, crowd of gandy dancers cheering and being answered by people aboard train. LS of white plume of steam over train in Rockies. Shot of freight train from top of boxcars. Quick TRAVELLING sequence of tracks from locomotive, of trains in sidings, of people by wayside station, factories, Royal York Hotel.


Excerpt from
News From Around the World
Canadian Rockies
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080