Film, Video Freight train /
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
- Freight train /
- From Edison films catalog: The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificent scenery. 100 feet. $15.00.
- Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the winter months. Its course lies through a section of the country that presents a variety of beautiful and picturesque natural scenery. It is also the direct route to the popular resorts of Southern California, thereby making it a favorable route for tourists. The following subjects were taken by our artist while traveling over the very extensive lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., to whom we are indebted for many courtesies, and without whose co-operation we should not have been able to bring before the public these animated photographs of interesting and novel scenes (p. 43).
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
- Subject Headings
- - Southern Pacific Railroad Company
- - Railroads--Freight--California
- - Freight cars--California
- - Railroad tunnels--California
- - Tunnels--California
- - Steam locomotives--California
- - Cabooses (Railroads)--California
- - Mountains--California
- - 16428 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16428.
- - Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
- - Duration: 0:54 at 30 fps.
- - MAVIS 47124; Freight train.
- - Filmed ca. early to mid-January 1898, in California.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 384-85; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 112; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
- - viewing print; Received: 1996-12-16 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - paper pos; Received: date unknown; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FEC 2824 (viewing print)
- LC 1618 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 1618 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1618
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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