Desperate Days, The*

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Desperate Days, The*

  • 1974 ----- color ----- 54 min ----- vhs
  • (National Dream, The: Building the Impossible Railway series, Part 7) Chronicles the problems endured by the increasingly poor CPR. George Stephens and Donald Smith repeatedly solicit Macdonald for help, while Van Horn wonders how he will get through the Canadian Shield, while cutting back on expenses. Problems are handed to Van Horn while working through the Selkirks as well as fighting the winter. As Canada celebrates Macdonald's 70th year, the CPR faces a $22 million loan from the government and wonders if it will be able to complete The National Dream. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, History: Canadian, Political Science: Canadian, Transportation)