Railroad country and the Big Bend Highway (ca. 1944-45)

The first clip above is a brief snippet from a BC government travelogue, showing CPR freight and passenger trains in the East Kootenays and the Revelstoke rail yards, 1944-45. (Nice shot of Selkirk locomotive 5920, in particular.)

The second clip features the old Big Bend Highway, starting from Revelstoke and following the big bend of the Columbia River to Golden.

Both clips are excerpts from the travelogue “Kootenay East” (BC Government Travel Bureau, ca. 1944-45). The complete film is BC Archives AAAA1074 at the Royal BC Museum.

These edited sequences originally appeared in the Royal BC Museum’s 2008 DVD Evergreen Playland: A Road Trip through British Columbia.

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