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Review of CSX Mountain Sub DVD

 4.3 of 5 (3)
Up, Over, Around & Through!

Powerful diesels pull hard on strings of loaded coal hoppers, lifting them up steep mountain grades; manned helpers assist on the rear. Smoke pours from their stacks as mighty diesels lug heavy tonnage through twisting curves, past color position light signals. The daily routine is almost as timeless as the mountains themselves. Merchandise freights Q317 and Q316 also make daily appearances across the mountainous terrain of West Virginia and Maryland.

The battle to keep traffic flowing over Newburg, Cheat, Cranberry, and Seventeen Mile-legendary grades of Baltimore & Ohio's famous Mountain Sub-is what this show is all about. Starting in Grafton, West Virginia we follow CSX action east across the Alleghenies to Altamont, Maryland. From the tower at West Keyser we track westbound trains working up Seventeen Mile grade. The struggle is not just uphill; easing heavy tonnage down these dangerous slopes is even more demanding.


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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