New Brunswick Railway Museum
Address: 2874 Main St. Hillsborough
Link: New Brunswick Railway Museum
This train at this museum was used for the scenes where Anne goes to Boston with the Harrises in Anne: the sequel.
This was shot at New Brunswick, one of the few steam engines that actually work in New Brunswick, or in Canada at least. The day that we arrived to shoot the sequence, they’d had an enormous blizzard and none of the trains were operating. And I persuaded them, because we were desperate to have the footage, to pull the engine and the cars out of their warehouse by an electrical car, and we were able to just simply stoke the engine with a little bit of smoke and give the appearance that the train was actually working. So it was quite an effort as the entire community got into shoveling the tracks and making sure the train could actually function — it was quite an interesting community effort. There were a lot of women as well who got down on their knees with shovels. The interior of the train, however, was shot in studio.
It was amazing how simple it was to create this train that was really just a bunch of moveable plats that we used to create the interior of the train, and give the illusion of it moving through shadows passing outside. So that particular dining car had been dressed for two scenes earlier as the club car that Mrs. Harris and Pauline were sitting in. - Director’s Commentary, Anne: The Sequel