Southern Pacific Overland Mail

(Edison Manufacturing Company, 1897)

A short 1897 actuality depicting a Southern Pacific Railroad train with a mail car exiting a tunnel.


Directed by James H. White




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:

  • More info
    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)