The Black Diamond Express

(Edison Manufacturing Company, 1896)

A short 1896 actuality depicting the Black Diamond Express as it approaches and speeds passed the camera.


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)
  • More info
    On-demand DVD
    The Juggernaut (DVD)
    • The Juggernaut (Vitagraph, 1915)
    • The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt (Vitagraph, 1911)
    • The Black Diamond Express (Edison, 1896)