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Frontier busters

The item is a video copy of a promotional film. It depicts mines and mineral resources in the North -- Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and northern B.C. -- and the role played by the White Pass and Yukon Route. The White Pass container ship "Frank M. Brown" leaves Vancouver and sails to Skagway, where its cargo is unloaded through modern technology. The freight is shipped by rail to Whitehorse, where it is transferred to trucks for transport to various mining operations. Mining of asbestos (Cassiar), copper (Whitehorse), silver-lead-zinc (Mayo), tungsten and lead (Ross River), and iron (Snake River). White Pass's involvement: efficient tranportation, integrated equipment, and increased freight tonnages.

Royal Hudson mainline special : Vancouver to Calgary on CP Rail

The item is an audio recording of railroad sounds recorded along the CPR main line on the B.C. section of the cross-Canada bicentennial trip of the B.C. Museum display train, between Vancouver and Calgary. The recording begins on March 30, 1978 with the departure of the Museum Train from Vancouver's CP Rail station, pulled by the Royal Hudson 2860 steam locomotive. About 1/3 of the way through this track, the train approaches Mission City and passes through. The last sequence is the approach to North Bend in the Fraser Canyon. The second track begins with the train leaving Golden and labouring through Kicking Horse Canyon. Sound of 2860 and train departing from Banff. Near Cochrane, Alberta, a westbound CP Rail freight passes, and 2860 continues towards Calgary.

Take four giant steps

The item is a video copy of an industrial film. It depicts the steps taken to transport 3,000 tons of oil search equipment from Vancouver to Bell River in the northern Yukon, where three companies -- Amerada, Marathon and Hudson's Bay -- combined to drill a well. BC footage includes White Pass and Yukon steamer going up the coast, and White Pass and Yukon Route from Skagway to Whitehorse.