Film, Video Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /

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Title
Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /
Summary
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).
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., 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.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  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.
Medium
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/Physical Location
FEB 9409 (ref print)
LC 994 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0994
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694263
Library of Congress Catalog Number Record
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694263
Online Public Access Catalog Record
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694263&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694263. (Accessed February 13, 2016.)

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Blechynden, F., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694263.

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Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694263>.