Item F1981:18/012 - Road of the caribou

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Road of the caribou

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  • moving images

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Pageant Productions Ltd.

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  • 1964 (Creation)

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1 film reel (00:29:07 ; 1052 ft) : release print, colour, sound ; 16 mm

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The item is a release print of a promotional film from 1964. It depicts the history of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and a look at the area through which it passes. Shows inaugural run from North Vancouver to Fort St. John, Oct. 1958, (with Premier W.A.C. Bennett aboard) and driving of the Golden Spike at Fort St. John, Oct. 5 1958. Also includes footage of the Williams Lake Stampede, Peace River grain fields, oil/gas drilling and refining; also the operations of the PGE (North Vancouver rail yards, winter operations).

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A digital copy is available under call number V1986_62_0001,mp4. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item, V1986:62/002
Type C video master, V1986:62/001
Betacam SP video sub-master, V1986:62/003
U-Matic video sub-master, V1989:42/001
Betacam SP video sub-sub-master, V1989:42/002

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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives by BC Rail Ltd., 1986.

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Shot list in file F1981:18/012.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #R/19.

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Accession number(s): F1981:18

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Previously described as AAAA4195

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narrator: Barrie Clark; script: Bill Bakhuys [pseud.]; editor: Werner Franz; music: Ole Jensen; producer: Jack Lindsay; sponsored/presented by: Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company; producing agency/company: Pageant Productions Ltd.; photography: Bill Roozeboom; producer: Bill Roozeboom; art direction: Marguerite Roozeboom

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