Coal is king in Appalachia! The region's railroads toil with great determination to haul the "black diamonds" out of the hills. Pentrex visits some of the most inaccessible country east of the Mississippi to share with you the rugged beauty and majesty of this unique landscape. Witness seemingly unending parades of coal trains on CSX's Louisville & Nashville and Chesapeake & Ohio lines, as well as Norfolk Southern rails into eastern Kentucky. The coal fields have traditionally been the final scene of action for aging locomotives. The venerable U30Cs of CSX seen here are on the verge of retirement. You'll be surprised to find Santa Fe in Kentucky as leased General Electric C30-7s, some still in their "Kodachrome" paint schemes, work the coal fields in droves!|
Two trains meet and are photographed through the obstacle at the only mainline switchback in the United States, Hagan's Switchback. Beautiful color graphics explain how trains negotiate the complex trackwork at this locale.
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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