Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011
Towards the end of the 19th century Thomas Edison began experiments with various motion film recording techniques. He filmed a number of railway related scenes, many of which have survived the passage of time and are shown in this film.
Some of the scenes include:
Philiadelphia Express - Jersey Central 1897
Black Diamon Express - Lehigh Valley 1902 & 1903
West Shore (later New York Central Railroad) "cabride" 1906
Grand Trunk Railroad "Sarnia Tunnel" 1903
Ulster & Delaware 1906
"Empire State Express" - New York Central Railroad 1902 & 1905
Steam powered rotary snow plows in action 1902 .
WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
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