Empire State Express

(American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1901)

A short actuality from 1901 showing the passage of the Empire State Express train.


Directed by Frederick S. Armitage




Image quality:



720p HD


1 minute


Additional content

  • Accompanied by train sound effects as was customary for locomotive actualities of this era.



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)