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Review of Whistlers Western The Boston and Albany Railroad on DVD

When the railroad-building craze hit the US in the 1830's, the political and commercial interests in Boston sought to access the vast market potential in the burgeoning west. A rail charter was granted to build a line west from Boston to the New York line. The first leg to Worcester, the Boston and Worcester, was rapidly completed. The rest of the line, the Western Railroad of Massachusetts, through the Berkshire Hills, was surveyed, designed and constructed by a talented civil engineer, George Washington Whistler- yes, he was "Whistler's Father". His route was graded for double track right from the beginning. His marvelous stone arch viaducts, known today as "Whistler's Arches", between Chester and Middlefield, have been designated National Historical Landmarks. This tape represents 55 years in the history of the B&A and the Western! From the B&A's own "Hudsons" and "Berkshire" locomotives in 1934, to Conrail C32-8's and Amtrak F40's in

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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.

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.
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.
A "Must Have"!

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