Film, Video Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
- Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /
- From Edison films catalog: It is train time. We look down the long platform, crowded with people, and see the famous N.P. Railway Overland Express approaching rapidly. In a moment the engine passes by, slowing down. Then comes one, two, three, four express cars, and behind them seven coaches and Pullmans. Passengers alight, baggage is unloaded, friends greet each other, station men run here and there, the whole scene being one of great interest and activity. 50 feet. $7.50.
- Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We are greatly indebted to their officials who afforded us every opportunity in their power to obtain these splendid views. Many of the scenes are incident to the excitement prevailing at the time of the Klondike gold rush. They show the resources of this company for handling large numbers of people, baggage, freight and excursion parties, and give to prospective tourists and merchants an idea of the facilities with which this road handles traffic of all kinds (p. 9).
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- Subject Headings
- - Northern Pacific Railroad Company
- - Railroads--Montana--Helena--Passenger traffic
- - Express trains--Montana--Helena
- - Railroad stations--Montana--Helena
- - Tourism--Montana--Helena
- - Helena (Mont.)
- - D7247 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7247.
- - Camera, Frederick Blechynden?
- - Duration: 0:38 at 20 fps.
- - Probably filmed ca. June or July, 1897, in Helena, Montana.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 316; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 9 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FEB 9409 (ref print)
- LC 994 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 0994 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0994
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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