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Thomas Edison Trains CNJ, LV, PRR, SP & MT TAM

Posted on March 15, 2011
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Thomas Edison, the inventor of the motion picture camera, filmed some name trains at the turn of the 19th century. Lehigh Valley’s Black Diamond Express, PRR Philadelphia Express, CNJ, Southern Pacific’s Sunset Route (Passenger and freight) and from the San Francisco area Shay steam locomotive “498″ which pulled tourists up the the slopes of MT Tamalpais. Filmed 1896, 1897 & 1898. Edison worked in and out of his laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, NJ. This is a reproduction of an earlier you tube upload. These are Public Domain films non commercial use only.
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4 Responses to “Thomas Edison Trains CNJ, LV, PRR, SP & MT TAM”

  1. sfo1164 on March 15th, 2011 4:02 am

    @PhilbruProduction Thank you for your kind comments!

  2. PhilbruProduction on March 15th, 2011 4:49 am

    Superb archival images. A nice history lesson. Thank you very much. Philippe

  3. sfo1164 on March 15th, 2011 5:16 am

    @bluecomet390 UR WELCOME!

  4. bluecomet390 on March 15th, 2011 5:57 am

    Fantastic footage. Thanks for sharing.

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