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Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry.

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: 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. $22.50.
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Genre/Form: 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: 70693344
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Feb1898; 13551.
Duration: 1:09 at 30 fps.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 384; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; 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. mid-January 1898, in Fingal, California.
Description: ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Other Titles: Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Railway
Sunset Ltd., Southern Pacific Railway
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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From Edison films catalog: 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. $22.50.

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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