STK-ID 40939

New railroad: British Columbia Premier WAC Bennett goes on the inaugural run of a new rail link to the northland. Shot of Bennett speaking in Vancouver. TILT UP from sign "Peace River Special" at rear of train to Bennett and sides on train. Front view of diesel locomotive with sign: "Pacific Great Eastern" slowly moving past camera. TRAVELLING SHOTs of wild countryside, lake, trees, bridges, rivers. TRAVELLING SHOT of track, of train going round curve. Shot of Minister of Railways looking at scenery. Cut to prosperous grazing land with cattle. Shots of arrival of train in Dawson Creek. Shots of crowd in Dawson Creek, of presentation to pioneer couple. PAN over Dawson Creek. Shots of beginning of Alcan Highway, of PGE bridge over Peace River with train, of arrival at Fort Saint John, of golden spike ceremony. (178 ft)


Excerpt from
Prime Minister Diefenbaker's Tour
Dawson Creek, Fort Saint John, Vancouver (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm neg b&w
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1920 x 1080