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[Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe to Piedra Excursion / Hangtown Express Excursion]
California State Railroad Museum
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California State Railroad Museum Library
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Contains two films pertaining to railroad excursions. The first film begins after a ten second delay. A sign advertising the Pierda excursion can be seen stuck in a tree. The scene changes to show a group of people getting off of a bus before boarding a train from the Santa Fe Railroad. The train is seen stopping at stations in Stockton, Fresno, and Del Rey where the passengers stop to rest before the train finally stops at the Piedra station. People are seen walking towards a shop next to the train station before a sign reading “The End” appears on the screen. The second film begins with the camera focusing on a pamphlet (unreadable) presumably advertising an excursion. People are shown boarding the train while someone films the outdoor scenery through the window. Various shots of the train car’s interior as people disembark and walk towards the town. The camera shows signs for Highway 49 and the “Gold Country” of California before switching to a field of California poppies. The scene changes again to a crowd of people listening to a man give a speech through a bullhorn. While there is no sound, the crowd's reaction shows the man's speech was received favorably. The camera displays another flyer for a nearby monument, then the scene transitions to a crowd of people viewing said monument (a statue of a man cast in bronze atop a stone pillar). The group of people is then shown visiting a gold rush museum, but the low lighting inside the building makes it difficult to view the footage. The film ends with shots of people riding the train before another “The End” Sign appears on the screen and the movie footage cuts out.
Written on container/reel: WSF 200/49 + VHS; Guido
moving image
8mm film
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
1 Reel of 1
ID 266
California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
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