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| 22 min

This is a short documentary about winter railroading in the Canadian Rockies and the men who keep the lines clear. The stretch between Revelstoke and Field, British Columbia, is a snow-choked threat to communications. The film shows the work of section hands, maintenance men, train crews and telegraph operators.

  • director
    Guy L. Coté
  • script
    Guy L. Coté
  • editing
    Guy L. Coté
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • photography
    John Spotton
  • sound
    George Croll
  • sound editing
    Stuart Baker
  • animation
    Sidney Goldsmith
  • music
    Robert Fleming
  • narrator
    Geoffrey Hogwood


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Ages 10 to 13

History - Canada 1946-1991
History and Citizenship Education - Imperialism and Colonization (1800s-1900s)
Technology Education - Science and Technology

Compare and contrast the role and purpose of the railway in the area around Revelstoke then (1958) and now. Outline the impact of the multiplier effect from the railway on this part of Canada. Research one of the related jobs featured in the documentary. How has this job changed since the film was made?

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