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Item : MI-108 - Stanley Park railway

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Stanley Park railway

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  • Source of title proper: Title taken from original film leader and can.

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VPK-S652-: MI-108

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  • [after 1947]-[1983] (Creation)
    Stock dates on the films that have been spliced together to create this item are 1947 or 1967 and 1958 or 1978. Although the exact production date is unknown, the Miniature Railway in Stanley Park went into operation in 1947 so this footage had to have been made just prior for the construction footage and on or after this date for the rest of the railway footage.

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1 film reel (14 min., 41 sec.; 120.9 m) : acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome), col. and b&w, silent ; 16 mm

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Item is a documentary film documenting the Stanley Park Miniature Railway and other recreational activities in the park. The b&w footage of this film documents the construction of the miniature railway including bulldozing of the land and building of the railway tracks. It also contains footage of a ceremony involving hammering in the last spike as well as footage of the train running along the tracks in full operation carrying passengers and arriving at a station filled with crowds of people waiting to take a ride. The colour footage of this film documents other recreational activities in the park such as people doing arts and crafts, archery, and the 19th Annual Sandbox Contest. Collingwood Park is also documented in the film with footage of children participating in a tug of war and high jump. There is also footage of an unidentified ceremony involving a musical band, flag raising and balloon releasing.

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Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).

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Films transferred from Park Board via Alex Downie July 2006.


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Available as a digital file

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Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.

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  • Box: F09-D-08
  • Box: 708-B-02
  • Box: 726-B-02