“End of the Line”

This 1959 documentary from the National Film Board offers a nostalgic look at the steam locomotive in Canada as it passes from reality to history. As with all NFB titles, it’s extremely well produced.

There’s a lot to absorb here – not just about the end of the steam era, but also about how different groups of people reacted to that. And of course there’s plenty of fascinating footage with well-done sound.

Grab a coffee, tea or adult beverage – and enjoy.


(You may also watch this directly on YouTube, where you may be able to enjoy it in larger formats)

As an aside, I’m grateful to the team of professionals who took the time to create this piece – and that we have the NFB to produce and share such work.

6 thoughts on ““End of the Line”

  1. The National Film Board of Canada has a reputation for outstanding, frequently cutting edge, work that goes back decades. Their animations are especially amazing. Try to not remember this if you saw the piece: “The cat came back the very next day. The cat came back, thought it was a goner.”

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