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Vancouver Harbour Northshore Terminal [Railway]
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- Moving images
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- Magoffin, Samuel S.
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1 film reel (13 min., 25 sec. ; 110 m) : acetate, original, [18 fps], reversal, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
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Item is an amateur film showing the work of the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors company during construction of the North Shore Terminal Railway in North Vancouver. Activities documented include the blasting and clearing of soil and rock with steam shovels, railway cars transporting and dumping soil over a trestle and men sawing railway ties. Includes many scenes of workers and other individuals, possibly including Vancouver Harbour Commissioners, footage of land owned by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company Limited.
There is minor edge damage at 115'22, 115'35, 116'9, 116'22, 116'35. Two sections (48'5 to 49'20 and 237'10 to 237'28) appear sepia toned and faded. There is some mirroring visible on the emulsion side of these areas. Film near the tail exhibits some perforation damage (regular indents on the edge between perforations) and dirt. There is a large crease running from 339'2 to 339'9, plus another at 360'18.
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All original cement splices have been reinforced with tape on the base side. New white leader added to head and tail of film.