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Old TIme Trains


Toronto Suburban (Guelph radial) picnic train hauled by their only electric locomotive. 1923


Riding a Mixed Train from Lindsay in Winter of 1959, including a cab ride.


Vancouver Streetcar Ride 1907


The Wreck of the Old 97 famous song sung by Hank Snow.


Promotional movie for GM Train of Tomorrow passenger train that toured the USA and Canada 1947-1949.


CPR GLSS on You Tube

Home movies of the CPR Great Lakes Steam Ships Assiniboia and Keewatin c.1950's


"The Miracle of a Locomotive" on You Tube

Building a mamouth new locomotive in 1928. From pattern shop to the rails at the Angus Shops of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Montreal. The most powerful steam locomotive in the British Empire.


"The Railrodder" from the NFB

Buster Keaton's 1960s classic.


"Grain Elevator" from the NFB



National Film Board movie 1950's showing railroading in the Rockies between Revelstoke and Field BC including scenes of The Canadian



Wilf Carter - "Rattlin' Cannonball"
(Double-click screen to play)

Wilfred Carter (1904-1996) born in Nova Scotia. Canada's first country music star. Singer, song writer, guitarist and yodeller. 1930 began radio broadcast. 1932 hired by CPR as a trail rider promoting horseback excursions in the Rockies. 1933 began recording at RCA Victor in Montreal. 1937 moved to Calgary and bought a ranch. Retired 1992.


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