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Trains of Southern Connecticut DVD
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Trains of Southern Connecticut DVD A&R Productions SC-1 753182442488
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Until the late sixties, the New Haven Railroad was the dominant force in Southern Connecticut. Then, Penn Central, Amtrak and Conrail took charge. Later, Connecticut DOT added commuter service east of New Haven. PC and Conrail operated freight on the Air Line to Middletown and the Reed's Gap quarry. That operation was taken over by the Providence and Worcester in the mid '90's. This program covers Amtrak and CDOT trains on the shoreline from Mill River interlocking in New Haven to New London and Stonington. Also covered is the freight operation on the Airline under Conrail and P&W. One hour, maps and narration.

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DVD Item#:SC-1
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.42/min)
Producer:A&R Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:753182442488
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Trains of Southern Connecticut DVD
Rob (san francisco, ca) on 2011-05-16 19:50:51.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5

This is a good railroad video. The camera needed a tri-pod
once or twice but overall, good shooting. The CDOT trains
surprised me--GP38s and FL9s in McGinnis livery, revisited.The AMTRAK F40PH action was really fine, and interior shots of 1930s and 1940s(I guess)coaches, sleepers,parlor and club cars, shown in absolute silence was at once nostalgic and otherworldly.
There was good coverage of Conrail operations at Wallingford and Cedar Hill, as well as Providence & Wooster action. Narration escaped me twice however. Once when it was mentioned that we weren't viewing an FL9, but a loco without an engine but with an end cab unit. I couldn't figure that out ( I was sure it was an FL9). The second
problem was when sparks were flying in the dead of night. For about 3 or 4 minutes, no narration explained what we
were watching or where it took place. I replayed that part three times to no avail. Shoot a video of trains west of New Haven, on the mainline and branchlines...I'll buy a copy.
With regard to your last question above, I would definitely
recommend this video to railfans and modelers, but if a person isn't interested in railroading, what's the point?

Additional remarks by Rob:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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