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Review of Conrail Over the Berkshires in the Cab - Through a Trainmans Eyes DVD

Conrail Over the Berkshires (in the Cab!) Through a Trainman's Eyes

Gary Gurske worked as a Conrail trainman on the Boston & Albany line. His job called for him to ride from Worcester to Selkirk Yard and return. Thus, he made hundreds of runs over the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. He captured many of those runs with his video camera. We present a compilation of those runs to demonstrate the difficulties for the crews. Rainy, snowy weather or summer heat, the monotony of the work is punctuated by many troubles and tribulations, such as stalled trains, hot journals or pulled drawbars. Throughout them all, the men carry out their work in a safe and professional manner. Running time: 100 minutes, Maps, Narration Copyright 2011, A & R Systems, Inc.

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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