STK-ID 7259

Several shots of construction of Canadian National Railways terminal in Montreal sowing foundation, pillars, cranes, pile drivers, trucks, men pouring cement. Shots of Montreal streets below Dorchester Street, light traffic, traffic overpass in construction. Shots of men hoisting huge beam to top of piers during construction of railway overpass. Masked PAN of construction site. Mountain in distance, Mount Royal Tunnel admit, buildings standing on spot where Place Ville Marie is now situated. Several masked shots of construction, of buildings around Lachine Canal, a swinging bridge. Final masked shot of underpass, cars driving by camera and through underpass. Winter shots of steam railway crane hoisting beams to top of columns in overpass. LS PAN of skyscraper, old Bell Telephone building, past partly demolished building to power shovel at work. TILT DOWN skyscraper to building being demolished. HAS of Dorchester Boulevard (René-Lévesque), a church now demolished, the tunnel terminal building, and tracks coming out of tunnel under camera. Hazy shot of city in direction of harbour, Black Horse beer sign, shots of steam shovel excavating. Various shots of men laying track, locomotive moving back and forth.


Excerpt from
CNR Terminal
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486