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Review of Berkshires Best of a Breed and Nickel Plate Summer DVD


Berkshires: Best of a Breed
This video takes a look at NKP Berkshire No. 765 running from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Cleveland, Ohio. Then it's down to West Virginia's New River Gorge between Huntington and Hinton. You'll see 765 in some of the most beautiful country the United States has to offer. Watch as she lifts 30 cars up the 0.46% grade of Cotton Hill at over 30 miles per hour. Scenic places like Hawks Nest, Thurmond, and Stretchers Neck Tunnel, are all here for you to enjoy. Pacing, in-cab scenes, and plenty of lineside action are in this action-packed video!

Nickel Plate Summer
During the summer of 1988, the Norfolk Southern Railroad started operating steam-power excursions system-wide. This program highlights two massive steam locomotives, NKP 765 and N&W 1218. Both locomotives ran the ex-Nickel Plate Road main between Bellevue, Ohio and Buffalo, New York. You'll see the locomotives on many of the NKP's bridges as the run this famous mainline r

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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