Steam in Western Canada • DVD • 115 mins
Mainly shot by Adolf Hungrywolf in 1986, this varied film features C.P.R. “Empress” No. 2816 in the Canadian Rockies, C.N.R. 4-8-2 No. 6060 in Alberta, Fort Steele 2-6-2 No. 1077 being filmed in its starring role in the film Shanghai Noon, double headed 0-6-0s at Calgary’s Heritage Park, Prairie Dog’s C.P.R. 4-4-0 on a Winnipeg branchline, a Shay and tank loco at the B.C. Forest Mueum and Alberta Prairie 2-8-0 No. 41. PLUS there are highlights from the 1986 Steam Expo at Vancouver, with 21 locomotives from all over Canada and the USA, AND the 1988 “Great Canadian Steam Excursion”, doubleheading from Vancouver through mountains and canyons; that’s a LOT of steam! This film was shot on first-generation video equipment so that, even with remastering for this DVD, the picture quality is not quite up to the standards of more modern cameras, but is perfectly acceptable.