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Review of Sand Patch Part 1 East Slope Cumberland MD to Sand Patch DVD

"Sand Patch: Part 1 - East Slope " is our 6th video following the Old B&O Railroad and surveys another historic grade climbing out of Cumberland, MD. Sand Patch Grade deserves really serious attention. The original P&C or Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad sports one of the most famous climbs in the East. Heavy climbing begins at Hyndman, PA then continues through Maxwell Brickworks, Fairhope Crossing, and Falls Cut Tunnel. Climbing continues all the way to the West Side of Sand Patch Tunnel. Other east slope points of interest include Foley Signals, Roddy's Sag, and a horseshoe curve at a place called Mance. There's plenty of action for any railfan; with CSX intermodals, auto racks, mixed freights, coal trains, grain trains and a passenger train. Come with us for another survey of a very old and famous railroad.

Again, we use U.S. Geological Survey Maps to help you understand where the tracks run. This video brings you the awesome sounds of mountain railroa

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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