Film, Video Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Blechynden, Frederick
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1898
Location California
Language English
Subjects California
Railroad Trains
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /
Other Title
Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Railway
Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific R.R.
Sunset Ltd., Southern Pacific Railway
"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"--Edison films catalog.
"Southern Pacific Company series: 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"--Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Southern Pacific Railroad Company
-  Railroad trains--California
-  Railroads--Switching--California
-  13551 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13551.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 1:09 at 30 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1881) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed ca. mid-January 1898, in Fingal, 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, p. 384; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 317; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  16mm VIEWING PRINT Received: ca. 1962 from Renovare Co.; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  16mm DNEG Received: yyyy-mm-dd from Renovare Co.; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  COPY 2: Received: 1898-02-24; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (57 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (57 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FLA 4895 (viewing print)
FEC 2313 (viewing print)
FRA 1897 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7967 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0894 (master pos pic)
Box 0321D (paper pos)
Box 5067C (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1881
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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