Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Moving Picture Made on the S&C

From the Oakdale Ledger:

The moving picture crew noted in town last week was identified as being from the Edison Motion Picture Studios. They have produced a several-minute long film made entirely on the railroad in the form of a journey from Oakdale to Copperopolis. The Ledger was able to borrow a copy of the film and it is shown below.


  1. Just watched your video. FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Really enjoyed the video and appreciate all the work you have done. Terrific modeling. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wonderful video! It is nice to see large portions of the railroad without what I'd call "photographer's composition" that limits what we see in still photos. In particular I loved seeing the rolling stock along the line, and especially the beautiful caboose hauled on the film special and that string of V&T ore cars. Great stuff. But maybe best is that this gave me the most authentic experience of how well you've captured the dry, low rolling hills feel of the central valley. It brought to mind the rural areas outside Vacaville, Stockton and along I-5. Just fantastic atmosphere.

    1. Thanks Dave. I do appreciate the compliments.