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Review of Indiana Harbor Belt & Belt Railway of Chicago & Blue Island IL DVD

 3 of 5 (1)
At roughly 40 miles long, the Indiana Harbor Belt came into existence 100 years ago as a switching railroad to serve the many industries in and around Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Today it's a completely modern operation that not only offers switching and classification services but, also a bypass around Chicago for freight trains from nearly every Class 1 railroad in the region.
We follow the IHB's mainline from Franklin Park to the Port of Indiana. Included are a behind the scenes look at the Harbor Belt's Hammond shops, and Gibson and Blue Island Yards.
The Belt Railway of Chicago's six Alco Century C424s are now gone. By 1999, the BRC decided it was time to remove their C424s from active service. We look back at the C424s as they plied the rails around Chicago And finally we'll visit Blue Island, one of the busiest rail junctions in Chicagoland. For sheer volume of train activity, Blue Island has to rank among the top. Trains belonging to Metra, the Grand Trunk Western, B&

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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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