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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). CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 4Apr1900; D7247. Camera, Frederick Blechynden? Probably filmed ca. June or July, 1897, in Helena, Montana. SUBJECTS Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Railroads--Montana--Helena--Passenger traffic. Express trains--Montana--Helena. Railroad stations--Montana--Helena. Tourism--Montana--Helena. Helena (Mont.) Actuality RELATED NAMES White, James H. (James Henry), production. Blechynden, Frederick, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.0994
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