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Review of Heritage Series Conrail Memories of Big Blue DVD

Come along for a look at Conrail's west end in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

This program was filmed on the former Pennsylvania Railroad line from Terre Haute, Indiana, to St. Louis, Missouri, along with a look at Conrail's runthrough trains operated over Union Pacific's former Missouri Pacific route south of St. Elmo, Illinois.

Locations visited include Smithboro, St. Elmo, Altamont, Effingham and Teutopolis, Illinois, on the old P.R.R., along with Kinmundy, Salem and Mt. Vernon on the former MoPac.

A wide variety of Conrail's motive power from the period is seen, including EMD Geeps and SD4O's and SD50's, as well as various models in the General Electric Dash-7 line. Toward the end of the program, new Dash-8 locomotives with Comfort Cabs and "Conrail Quality" lettering begin to arrive.

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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