Collection 2017.5 - Pacific Great Eastern Railway Film Collection

Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Budd Car from Shalath and Seton Lake to Kelly Lake Laying Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track in Northern British Columbia Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track Inspection with V-10 Vehicle Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track Inspection with V-8 Vehicle Cariboo Williams Lake Stampede and Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track Inspection Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Open Passenger Car riding along Seton and Anderson Lakes Opening of Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Line in Fort St James with Premier Bennett Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Trip with Premier Bennett from Vancouver to Prince George Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Trip from Lake District to Alta Lake Opening of Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Line in Fort Nelson with Premier Bennett Recovery of the April 1, 1954 Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Train Wreck at Seton Portage Opening of the new Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Car Shop in Squamish with Premier Bennett Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Budd Car running along Seton Lake Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track Inspection with V-10 Vehicle, Fort Nelson to Fort St John First Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Revenue Train from Fort Nelson with Premier Bennett Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track Inspection Trip with V-10 Vehicle, Fort Nelson to Fort ...

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Pacific Great Eastern Railway Film Collection

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  • Moving images

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2017.5

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  • 1951-1971 (Creation)

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  • 3 film reels : col., si.

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Collection consists of three original color film reels that compile footage clips from various dates. Subjects include the following:

Premier W.A.C. Bennett on the PGE Railway:

  • Vancouver to Prince George Trip with Premier Bennett, 1958
  • Fort St. James Opening of Line with Premier Bennett, 1 August 1968
  • Opening of Squamish Car Shop with Premier Bennett, 1970
  • Fort Nelson Opening of Line with Premier Bennett, September 1971
  • First Revenue Train South from Fort Nelson with Premier Bennett, 1971

    PGE Track Inspection and New Construction:

  • V-8 PGE Track Inspection
  • V-10 PGE Track Inspection
  • V-10 Track Inspection
  • Fort Nelson South to Fort St. John, October 1971
  • Cariboo, Williams Lake Stampede, and PGE Track Inspection

    Seton Lake:

  • Seton Portage Steam Train Wreck Recovery, 1 April 1954
  • Open Air Passenger Cars riding along Seton and Anderson Lake
  • Budd Car from Shalath and Seton Lake to Kelly Lake
  • Budd Car running along Seton Lake

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  • English

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Films are digitized and available in .MOV format. Clips of the digitized films have been uploaded to the Northern BC Archives YouTube channel for easy viewing: ​https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnk3B0EUXMzPzm36WFEyJ66BRYKhhLcIb

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