Item T2154:0001 - Train sounds

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Train sounds

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  • sound recording

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  • 1969-10-06 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (00:20:00) : 9.5 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 13 cm

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969-10-06 SUMMARY: This recording captures the sounds of the trans-continental train from the east arriving at the Blue River Divisional Point at midnight, October 6, 1969. Imbert Orchard describes the setting and speaks with the train crew. Sounds on the platform; the approaching train; the train engine; brakes; whistles; bells; steam [?], and noises of the rolling stock can be heard. The sound of an unidentified steam engine is also on this tape.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation compact disc made from master audio reel, 2003-12-23.

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No access restrictions apply.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Compare T4255:0219, which may be the original source tape for part or all of this recording.

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Accession number(s): T2154

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Previously described as AAAB2349

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narrator: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Imbert Orchard

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Full-track master [ca. 1978?]

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