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SUMMARY 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. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26May1900; D11027. Filmed May 1900, near Towanda, Pennsylvania. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print, copy 2; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Railroads--Pennsylvania. Express trains--Pennsylvania. Mountains--Pennsylvania. Susquehanna River Rivers--Pennsylvania. Actuality RELATED NAMES White, James H. (James Henry), production. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.1157
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