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This video shows the history of the Niagara, St. Catharines, and Toronto Railway, while in operation, and in it's final days.
For 2010, this video was done almost from scratch. All the footage was re-digitized from John Mill's original film, and substituted over the original audio track.
For 2011, this video comes with new cover artwork, new DVD artwork.
SCM6 - Streetcars of Montreal
"Streetcars of Montreal" - The history and final years of the Montreal Tramways Company
20th Anniversary Edition - Two Disc Set
Streetcars of Montreal has been re-released in April for the 52nd Anniversary of the end of Montreal streetcars. The 1990 version of Streetcars of Montreal has been meticously restored. Film from John Mills and Fred Angus was re-captured, and used to restore the original UMATIC master tape.
The new second DVD includes additional material on the last 30 days of Montreal streetcars. This video presentation is "Montreal Streetcars: The End of An Era" by Colin Strayer, originally produced in 1987 by Northland Video. It includes three short films, the first, "The Golden Chariot", about a little boy who takes one of the observation cars for a ride around Montreal. This is followed by a film on the end of the system, and including the final parade, on Aug 30, 1959. This part being narrated by Lucien Dauphaiens. Finally, some extremely rare footage showing the destruction, and burning of Montreal streetcars. Unfortunately, Colin Strayer's masterful work is no longer publicly available. Being included here for it's historical significance.The front cover has also been cleaned up and re-done, in the spirit of the orignal video.
Each DVD set includes a 8.5 by 14 inch map, with a system map on one side, and track diagram on the other. This will help the viewer follow along and understand the layout of the system.