STK-ID 18192

AERIAL SHOTs of new Canadian Pacific Railroad hump yard. Two shots of steam freight train approaching. Three shots of Pete Turcotte in control tower, hands on controls. Shots of diesel switcher coupling onto train, moving away from camera. Shots of undertrack inspection post. Vertical LAS of underside of car as it passes overhead. Interior shot of post, man inspecting passing railway cars. Shot of cars moving by control building. Shot from inside station of cars separating at hump. LS of car coasting down hill. Teletype listing cars going over hump. CU of control panel, of push buttons controls to divert cars onto proper track. Interior shot of automatic scale house, cars being weighed as they move by. Interior shot of retarder control tower, hands of operator on controls. LSs of cars going through retarder from inside control tower. LS of yard operation. Shots of engine turntable, diesel, steam locomotives being redirected. Shots of train carrying dignitaries and guests arriving to view yard. Vice president NR Crump, with hat, Honorable Lionel Chevrier, Transport Minister, stepping off train with many others, visiting yard, towers. Shots of Chevrier making a speech, people listening. Sequence on Chevrier pulling lever to send car down encline, breaking through banner re superior characteristics of the new yard. Various shots of diesel locomotive. (07/07/1950)


Excerpt from
New Freight Yard
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080