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Review of The American Northern Plus The Blue Mountain & Reading DVD

2102, The American Northern
There is something special about a steam locomotive. It has a heart, a soul, and seems almost alive. It was one of man's most alluring machines, and they always conveyed adventure, power, and romance.

One of these magnificent machines was ex-Reading T1, number 2102. A home-built 4-8-4, the 2102 was built in 1945 at the Reading Railroad shops in Reading, Pennsylvania. She served the Reading well until they dieselized their locomotive fleet in the late 1950's. The 2102 powered power many of the "Iron Horse Rambles" excursions which the Reading Railroad ran through the fall of 1964.

The Blue Mountain & Reading Railroad
The Blue Mountain & Reading is a tourist line located in eastern Pennsylvania, running between Temple and South Hamburg. The BM&R uses several historic steam and diesel locomotives to power their trains. Made in cooperation with the BM&R staff, this program tells the story of the BM&R and features all of their historic equipme

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.

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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