Winnipeg – Train City

Reid Dickie

To commemorate the 2011 centennial of Winnipeg’s Union Station, VIA Rail Canada commissioned the production of an original film exploring the historical significance of trains and train travel to Winnipeg. The National Film Board delved into their vaults containing more than 70 years of archived material and created a 15-minute film entitled The 100-Year-Old Station. The film offers a rare glimpse into Winnipeg in its formative days with stunning footage from the late 1800s to the present, beautifully crafted by award-winning editor and director Yves Chaput. Click my pic to watch the film. It’s well worth your time.

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Filed under Heritage Buildings, Local History, Manitoba Heritage, Pioneers, Prairie People, Trains, Winnipeg

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