Title and statement of responsibility area
B.C. Rail Ltd. films and videotapes
General material designation
- moving images
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1945, 1965, 1974-1987; predominantly 1974-1987 (Creation)
- BC Rail Ltd.
Physical description area
78 film reels, 10 videocassettes
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
BC Rail Ltd. created on June 19, 1984 as a subsidiary of the holding property Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company.
Scope and content
The fonds comprises 27 film or videotape titles produced by or for BC Rail Ltd. and its predecessors, the British Columbia Railway Company and the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE). The larger part of the material is 16 mm film, including original footage, printing elements, sound tracks and workprints and/or release prints for 19 productions. There are also 10 video titles, some of which duplicate the films. Other than two films made for the PGE in 1945-47 and 1964, most of the productons date from 1974-1987 and document the activities of BC Rail and the British Columbia Railway.. There are a number of training films produced for internal use, as well as films meant to promote the company. Many of the films were produced in the 1970s by Art Grinke, who was BC Rail's Supervisor of Audio-Visual Instruction.
Immediate source of acquisition
BC Rail Ltd., 1986 and 1987.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
No access restrictions apply.
Conservation restriction: Access to original videos or film elements is restricted, use reference copies where available.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright assigned to the BC Archives by BC Rail, 1987.
Finding aid for F1986:28 on file. Item-level descriptions are also available.
Two technical reports received with F1986:28 were transferred to the Manuscripts and Government Records Division, PABC, where they were assigned the accession number G86-115.
No further accruals expected.
Archives code(s): Series description was previously numbered AAAA8056.
Accession number(s): F1986:28; V1986:65; V1987:07; V1987:16; V1987:52
Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.