Format Film, Video
Dates 1898
Location California
Fingal
Language English
Subjects California
Fingal
Fingal (Calif.)
Railroad Stations
Railroad Trains
Railroads
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Switching
Title
Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /
Other Title
Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Railway
Sunset Ltd., Southern Pacific Railway
sunset limited, southern pacific railway
sunset ltd., southern pacific railway
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Southern Pacific Railroad Company
-  Railroad trains--California--Fingal
-  Railroads--Switching--California--Fingal
-  Railroad stations--California--Fingal
-  Fingal (Calif.)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13551.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 1:09 at 30 fps.
-  From Edison films catalog: Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes on, slowly receeding from view. 150 feet. $22.50.
-  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).
-  Filmed ca. mid-January 1898, in Fingal, California.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 384; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2313 (ref print)
LC 1881 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1881 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1881
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694311
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694311


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