Series GR-3356 - B.C. Rail Ltd. films and videotapes

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B.C. Rail Ltd. films and videotapes

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  • moving images

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

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  • 1945, 1965, 1974-1987; predominantly 1974-1987 (Creation)
    BC Rail Ltd.

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Physical description

78 film reels, 10 videocassettes

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Administrative history

BC Rail Ltd. created on June 19, 1984 as a subsidiary of the holding property Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company.

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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.

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BC Rail Ltd., 1986 and 1987.


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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 aids

Finding aid for F1986:28 on file. Item-level descriptions are also available.

Associated materials

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.

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No further accruals expected.

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Archives code(s): Series description was previously numbered AAAA8056.

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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.

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