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Review of Old Main Line Part 4 Hancock to Cumberland MD DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
"The Old Main Line - Part 4"continues this superb series surveying the oldest railroad in the Western Hemisphere. We begin our journey at Hancock Yard and HO Tower. The Amtrak Capitol Limited leads off the show followed by a giant piece of operating rail maintenance equipment. An auto-rack interrupts the yard work to pass through. We use U.S. Geological Survey Maps to help you understand the route.

In this installment, we show you the magnificent railroad engineering that makes up the "Magnolia Cuttoff." This Cutoff' starts around MP 139, where the tracks cross a great fill made from the spoils of tunneling efforts that failed to pay off at Randolph Tunnel. Tracks run about a mile through Doe Gully before turning and plunging into the tunnel.

The rails West follow a bend in the Potomac River, then at Hansrote they curve into 3,355 foot long Stuart Tunnel. We shot the huge fill and bridge at Magnolia, West Virginia from the top of "Tunnel Hill"

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.

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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