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Author: James H White; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress); Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress); Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at one of the curves on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, along the beautiful Susquehanna River. The train is seen rapidly approaching in the distance, clearly outlined against the grey mountains. Smoke can be seen pouring in volumes from the stack of the locomotive, and as the train approaches closely, she sounds a whistle, warning some section men, who are working on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Actuality
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H White; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress); Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress); Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 70907695
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11027.
Picture is dark on 35 mm. viewing print, copy 1.
Incomplete: 35 mm. viewing print, copy 2, is missing some footage.
Duration, 35 mm. copy 1: 0:57 at 16 fps.
Duration, 35 mm. copy 2: 0:27 at 24 fps.
MAVIS 64200.
Viewed for content and cataloging assistance by Amy Gallick.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 594-95; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 94 [MI].
Event notes: Filmed May 1900, near Towanda, Pennsylvania.
Description: 1 film reel of 1 (57 sec., ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (57 sec., 58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (57 sec., ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (57 sec., 58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. master pos pic. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. 1 film reel of 1 (57 sec., ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. reversal pos. 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (27 sec., 43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print (copy 2)
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at one of the curves on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, along the beautiful Susquehanna River. The train is seen rapidly approaching in the distance, clearly outlined against the grey mountains. Smoke can be seen pouring in volumes from the stack of the locomotive, and as the train approaches closely, she sounds a whistle, warning some section men, who are working on the tracks in the foreground. As she rushes by the camera, the swing motion of the train gives a vivid idea of the lightning speed at which she is traveling. 60 feet. $9.00.

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