Friday, March 02, 2007

Manhattan #13, The Iron Horse #1, Cinema #13

104th Street curve, New York, elevated railway

Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by, the engineer leaning out of his cab, and waving a good-bye. 150 feet. $22.50.

(filmed late March to mid-April 1899)