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Review of Anthracite Railroads in the 70s Volume 2 Lehigh Valley RR Bound Brook to Treichlers DVD

By the 1970’s, the once thriving Anthracite roads were struggling to survive.

The long decreasing demand for coal, along with a series of other contributing factors, left these roads in spiraling financial decline.

These railroads managed to keep the freight rolling into the mid 70’s with little resources available, but the die was cast and all the Anthracite roads would eventually be swept into Conrail in 1976.

In Volume 2 of the Anthracite Railroads in the 70’s series, we’ll look at the ailing operations of the Lehigh Valley Railroad from Bound Brook, New Jersey to Treichlers, Pennsylvania in the final years leading up to Conrail, including the joint Penn Central ore trains and D&H run through trains.

NARRATED WITH COMMENTARY BY MIKE BEDNAR

COLOR; APPROXIMATELY 76 MINUTES RUN TIME


Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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.
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A "Must Have"!

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