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Rogers Pass

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1040 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Promotional film about the history of Rogers Pass and the difficulties the railway had with it. Shows: ploughing the pass; building the Connaught Tunnel; the closing of the pass by the Canadian Pacific Railway; engineers' recommendations in 1956 for a new pass; the confirmation of Rogers Pass as the best route; scenes of modern construction of the portion of the Trans-Canada Highway running through it; problems encountered in construction; the study of avalanche problems in the area; and a car travelling along the Rogers Pass Highway. Includes a re-enactment of the 1881 discovery of the pass by Major A.B. Rogers."


National Film Board of Canada, Films by Other Producers Distributed in Canada by the National Film Board of Canada/Films de divers producteurs distribués au Canada par l’Office national du film du Canada (Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, c.1968), 5.
"The story of the part Rogers Pass has played in uniting a nation; a transportation project of historic importance."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 7.
"Opening of Rogers Pass Highway through scenic Selkirk Mts. of British Columbia and historical avalanche control sequences."