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Epic road trip

April 17, 2021 / 4:00 am - 0 views


1959, 3000km Triangle Tour of interior BC Vernon to Prince Rupert Vancouver and back, BC In 1959 Vernon resident Richard "Dick" Heggs was a young man about a year into his first job with CN Rail. He decided to take a trip on the train and document his journey around BC in a journey he called the triangle tour. He traveled from Vernon to Kamloops, Jasper Alberta, Prince George, Smiths, Prince Rupert before boarding the SS Canadian Prince for the sail down to Vancouver and finally the return to Vernon. Some 3000 kilometers was covered over what was likely a solid week of adventurous travel. There's much to see in this long 37 min reel, the longest of the year. Neon signs in Kamloops at night, the newly constructed Prince George Hospital, the Stanley Park zoo to name just a few sights. Thank you to Richard for this wonderful contribution. 37 min 20 secs, 8mm 2k digital scan Kodachrome colour Episode map - https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?fbclid=IwAR0-02MvlbyJ-0wMAaX_s8dcqiUYN8KsG4E11o1rZciNix6u11Hh_lX7-wQ&mid=1SQa_HgRGsDO9SQOyTTlVZtNGlVcbeGSt&ll=17.57755531650411%2C-93.41351225&z=2 _______________________________________ 80+ hours original programming. Reel Life, PTOCS & CanadaMotorSports Launched in 2010, Canadamotorsports has specialized in auto racing videos, all original footage primarily in Western Canada with the occasional interesting foray elsewhere. Reel Life now features vintage film footage and contemporary video of all varieties including motorsports, 30+ countries, historical events and more. 16mm amateur film footage from 1923 to 1983. Vintage film stock footage - https://www.pond5.com/artist/vintagestockshooter#1/2063 Stock footage - https://www.pond5.com/artist/stockshooter episode 600 #WatchMoviesWithMe #StayHome #history #16mm #vintagefilm #1950s #canada #train