Railroaders

Canada, 1958

Film
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A film about winter railroading in the Canadian Rockies and the men who keep the lines clear. The stretch between Revelstoke and Field, British Columbia, is a snow-choked threat to communications. The film shows the work of section hands, maintenance men, train crews and telegraph operators. (Award: Locarno)

Credits

director

Guy L. Cote

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:21:08:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

31876

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → British Columbia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mountains - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Mountains - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Seasons - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Snow

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Winter

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Canada

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Telecommunication

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Traffic flow

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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