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Freight train

Author: James H White; Frederick Blechynden; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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From Edison films catalog: 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. $15.00.
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Genre/Form: Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Actuality
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H White; Frederick Blechynden; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 70857973
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10Mar1898; 16428.
Duration: 0:54 at 30 fps.
MAVIS 47124; Freight train.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 384-85; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 112; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 43 [MI].
Credits: Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
Event notes: Filmed ca. early to mid-January 1898, in California.
Description: viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

Abstract:

From Edison films catalog: 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. $15.00.

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).

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