STK-ID 31430

Several shots of Norman B Walton, executive vice-president of Canadian National Railway walking into Donald Gordon's office to congratulate him on his new appointment as president of CNR (sound). Shot of Donald Gordon taking the occasion of giving pep talk to members of his empire, supported by reference to wall map. Several shots of Donald Gordon walking by locomotive in Turcot yards, stopping to talk with Charlie Bangs, engineer of engine 6225. Shot of Charlie Bangs talking about his engine, leading Donald Gordon up into cab (silent). Shots of Donald Gordon wearing engineer's cap, gleefully leaning out window, making signals to camera. Interior shot of cab, Donald Gordon being told about controls, trying them on for size, learning about the furnace. LACUs of huge engine moving slowly past camera, Gordon at controls, waving at camera. Shots of other railroaders shaking hands with Donald Gordon near engine. [Remark: Donald Gordon, former head of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, will have to come to grips with the problems of a 25% curtailment in service and a coal shortage.] (06/01/1950)


Excerpt from
New CNR President
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080