A Railroad Smashup

(Edison Manufacturing Company, 1904)

Two Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives meet in a head-on collision in this 1904 short.

Also known as A Railroad Smash-up.


Directed by Edwin S. Porter




Image quality:



1080p HD


1 minute


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.



This video is not available for individual purchase. It can only be had as part of the following video collections or DVDs:

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    Video collection
    Locomotive Actualities Collection (Video collection)
    A collection of early locomotive actualities
    • The Black Diamond Express (Edison, 1896)
    • Southern Pacific Overland Mail (Edison, 1897)
    • Empire State Express (Biograph, 1901)
    • A Railroad Smashup (Edison, 1904)