Charles Smiley Presents: Canadian Rails Vintage Scrapbook
Visit Canada from 1939 to 1973 from New Brunswick to Vancouver Island. We bring lots of steam and the early diesels in both freight and passenger service. Many maps and special diagrams were specially prepared to highlight the features in this video. The film sources are numerous from many of the most famous rail fans that were active from the 1940s through the 1970s. See steam, electric and early diesel action from coast to coast!
In-cab and trackside action brings you great scenery and a nostalgic look of stations and even tracks that disappeared years ago.
DEUX MONTAGNES ELECTRICS
ESQUIMALT & NANAIMO
PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN
Lots of history and the best locations such as Banff, Lake Louise, Kicking Horse Pass Spiral Tunnels and Crowsnest Pass in the days of steam and diesel. Also, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, Grand Trunk, Central Vermont, Soo Line logging lines and much more.
To quote Railfan & Railroad magazine, “Here is another in an extensive catalog of must-own vintage videos from Charles Smiley, who is known for his excellent film transfers of often rare but always high-quality movie footage, extensive historical research, exquisite maps and excellent narration.
Gain a better appreciation of the vastness of the fine country, marvel at the classic designs of its locomotives, stations and grand railroad hotels, and view its fantastic scenery. This program is also highly suitable for a variety of history classes. Long live maroon paint with gold striping”
To quote Model Railroad News magazine, “Many of the shots belong in a feature movie or on a calendar because they are just breathtaking. Small wonder that Canadian rail tours are so immensely popular. In case you considered taking such a trip, give this video a look. Banff, Lake Louise, and Crowsnest Pass are among the treats for you to enjoy.