Film, Video Freight train

About this Item

Title

  • Freight train

Summary

  • "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--Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21.
  • "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)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.

Subject Headings

  • -  Southern Pacific Railroad Company
  • -  Railroad trains--California
  • -  Railroad tunnels--California
  • -  Mountains--California

Genre

  • Travelogues (Motion pictures)
  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  16428 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16428.
  • -  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
  • -  Duration: 0:54 at 30 fps.
  • -  Filmed ca. early to mid-January 1898, in California.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1618) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  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. 384-85; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 112; 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.
  • -  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9621 to FZA 0259.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (113 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (113 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4632 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2824 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0375 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 0259 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0159D (paper pos)
  • Box 5119C (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694211

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Freight Train. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694211/.

APA citation style:

Blechynden, F., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) Freight Train. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694211/.

MLA citation style:

Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Freight Train. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694211/>.