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Review of Into The Allegheny Range Volume 1 DVD

 4.3 of 5 (3)
Hancock, West Virginia to Cumberland, Maryland

In the early 1990s, Iron Horse America set out to document CSX railroading on the former Baltimore & Ohio mainlines crossing the Allegheny Mountains of the eastern United States. The result was a 4-volume video collection filled with over eleven hours of dramatic coverage.

Volume 1, which was filmed in cooperation with CSX and released on VHS in 1994, takes you on an extensive tour of the CSX mainline that follows the Potomac River between Hancock, West Virginia and Cumberland, Maryland. This busy ex-B&O double-track mainline twists its way through the spectacular valleys and hills of the Alleghenies.

The highlight of our tour is the astonishing Magnolia Cutoff on an incredible piece of railroad engineering. Four double-track tunnels, two huge bridges, several massive cuts and fills, and a pair of gigantic retaining walls enabled the B&O to gain passage through the Green Ridge of the Alleghenies betw

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.
Good.
Excellent!

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Fair.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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