CANADIAN STEAM AT WAR
During World War II Canadian railway companies took to the challenge on land, sea, and even in the air. With their ranks growing to close to 200,000, railway company employees made a major contribution to the war effort. They transported vital raw materials to war factories, then carried the finished goods to the coast and overseas. They even built ships, tanks, and other weapons. Throughout the war the railways were the only quick and effective means of carrying the millions of passengers and the hundreds of millions of tons of war supplies vital to winning the war.
CANADIAN STEAM AT WAR documents this important time in Canadian railway history through rare footage and photos of the railways in action.
Scenes of railway activities were filmed in cities and towns across the country; at railway stations, freight yards, repair shops and industrial plants.
As an added feature the video begins with a segment on the Royal Tour of 1939 and the 12 car Royal Train which carried the King and Queen on their cross-Canada tour.
B&W and Colour, 50 minutes $19.95