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The working titles of this film were The Trans-continental Railroad and The Iron Trail. The film was later released in an 11 reels, 10,424 ft. sound version. The cast also said to include "a regiment of U. S. troops and cavalry; 3,000 railway workmen; 1,000 Chinese laborers; 800 Pawnee, Sioux, and Cheyenne Indians; 2,800 horses; 1,300 buffalo; 10,000 Texas steers." Fox records indicate that Charles Kenyon May have been completely responsible for both scenario and story.