Photostory #329: New Landmarks in Canadian Transportation
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National Film Board of Canada
January 22, 1963
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Surging ahead towards the supersonic world, Canada's transportation network has marked many a modern milestone in the past few months. On land, the 4,800 mile Trans-Canada Highway from Newfoundland to British Columbia has sparked the first cross-Canada bus line. New city subways, bridges, expressways, autoroutes, pipelines are appearing; railways are streamlined -- new ones snake north to mineral areas. At sea, the coastguard ship John A. Macdonald sliced to within 500 miles of the north pole, Seaway cargo tonnages boomed 10% to 26,000,000 tons, and new-look lighthouses have come to the St. Lawrence. In the skies, Air Canada celebrated its 25th anniversary, new international air terminals are to open at Toronto, Edmonton and Winnipeg, Canadian designed air freighters are meeting commercial success. Canada's transportation system, expanding with the modern world, is keeping pace with a growing population and its rising place in global affairs.