Tag Archives: Canadian National Railway

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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The Railrodder 1965

In this National Film Board of Canada production, Buster Keaton plays a proper Englishman who, reads in his newspaper of an ad to “Visit Canada”, (cue flashes of Mounties, Eskimos, Logging, Indians, Stampeders, etc.).  This convinces him to jump off a bridge into … Continue reading

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