Tag Archives: Canada

Festival Express 2003

  Apollo Films Way back in the summer of 1970, a bunch of filthy, dirty hippies…er, I mean MUSICIANS, traveled across Canada by train in what became known as the Festival Express. 33 years later, film of that journey surfaced … Continue reading

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Silver Streak 1976

  20th Century Fox What could be finer than a movie featuring classic GMD cab units pulling a matched set of Budd-built streamlined passenger equipment? When Amtrak balked at having its equipment used for a murder/mystery, Canada stepped in to … Continue reading

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Train 406 – 1958

The National Film Board of Canada Train 406 is the story of a Toronto to Halifax freight train on Canadian National Railways in the late 1950’s. We get a good glimpse of CNR operations and the people responsible for making it … Continue reading

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The 49th Parallel 1941

Ortus Films / General Film Distributors Ltd. This star-studded British propaganda movie filmed at the start of World War 2, features steam trains as well as Canada’s magnificent scenery. The picture was a gentle nudge to Americans (not yet in … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific 1949

20th Century Fox Pictures Randolph Scott! stars in this standard building-the-railroad-west oater from 1949.  Filmed in sepia-toned Cinecolor, Canadian Pacific gives us a look at Canada’s spectacular mountain scenery. The film begins with a brief look at “modern day” (1949) … Continue reading

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Terror Train 1980

20th Century Fox A slasher movie on a train where no one can get away?  Cool!  I remember seeing this one on TV many times growing up (with the more gory details edited out and lots and lots of commercials).  … Continue reading

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