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    Default Thomas Edison Movie, March 10, 1898

    This is way too cool not to share. I know it is not Frisco, but check out this 1898 movie of a SP train, with SA&AP cars in it, coming out of a tunnel, double headed, with brakemen on the roofs, and a pusher at the end. Totally awesome!

    March 10, 1898

    This film was shot directly by Thomas Edison. All rights reserved to him, with allowances to share.
    Manny
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    Wow. No comments? I'm surprised. It's not every day that you get to see a film from 1898, let alone of a real train.
    Manny
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    Default Re: Thomas Edison Movie, March 10, 1898

    My iPhone is unable to download this for some reason. I'll try from my work computer tomorrow.

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    Won't load on my iPad either ... Will have to fire up the antique.
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    That's really interesting. I've heard of the rare occasion on railroads doing double header with steam, or a DPU in the mountains (The santa fe doing this with 2-10-0's in California is what gave us the 2-10-2 if my facts are right) but double header with a DPU in steam? WOW. And why did Thomas Edison pic that spot of all places to film?

    Ethan

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    Photo bucket probably requires flash. That is one thing I hate about apple is they still continue to not allow flash on Iphones and Ipads.
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    Sweet love those old steam locomotives!!!
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!


    Murphy Jenkins

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    Very nice!! Almost looked like KCFS&M on the side of the tender!!

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    Default Re: Thomas Edison Movie, March 10, 1898

    Ethan, I use photobucket with my phone. Might be a Safari thing. Not sure.

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    OK .. Maybe my eyes are getting old, but I only saw one SA&AP car?
    Mainly just SP, CP, NP, and T&NO - plus one other that I could not make out.
    Your correct - Totally Awesome!
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    Look at the choking smoke pouring out of the bore!

    Would that sound recording had been available, too!

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