Film, Video Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Blechynden, Frederick
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1898
Location California
Marin County
Language English
Subjects California
Marin County
Marin County (Calif.)
Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway
Narrow Gauge Railroads
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /
Other Title
Mount Tamalpais R. R., no. 3
Mount Tamalpais Railroad, no. 3
Mt. Tamalpais Railroad, no. 3
From Edison films catalog: View taken while ascending the scenic railroad, Marin Co., Cal. Right ahead is another train; the steep grades and dangerous curves are plainly shown. Grand mountain scenery is a striking feature of this picture. 140 feet. $21.00.
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).
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway
-  Narrow gauge railroads--California--Marin County
-  Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
-  Mountains--California--Marin County
-  Marin County (Calif.)
-  Tourism--California--Marin County
-  Southern Pacific Railroad Company
-  17707 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 15Mar1898; 17707.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 1:51 at 20 fps.
-  For more information on Mount Tamalpais and the Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway, see the catalog record for "Mount Tamalpais R.R., no. 1."
-  Filmed ca. January 1898, on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, 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. 392; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 22 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 44 [MI].
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEC 1627 (ref print)
LC 1720 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1720
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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