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A lively band number from 1905 celebrating the famous Black Diamond Express train line.


Black Diamond Express March
 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9011
Category Band
Title Black Diamond Express March
Performed by Edison Military Band
Circa June 1905
Announcement "Black Diamond Express March, played by the Edison Military Band."
 

Enjoy this snappy band number inspired by the then state-of-the-art Black Diamond Express train line run by the Lehigh Valley Railroad.   This luxury passenger service between New York City and Buffalo, New York began operation in 1896 and continued until 1959.

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    No. 9011, "Black Diamond Express March," by the Edison Military Band, is a composition by H. A. Lyon that was named for the far-famed railroad express and the character of the music is thoroughly descriptive of the title.
— May 1905 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the June records]

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