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Review of Heritage Series Early Norfolk Southern 1987-1989 DVD

1987-1989 As the decade of the 1980s came to a close, Norfolk Southern was coming closer to presenting a unified image. There were, however, still a large number of locomotives still operating in the paint schemes of both the Norfolk & Western and Southern Railways.

Picking up where the previous volume left off, we see action filmed primarily on the west end of the former Southern Railway line from Louisville, Kentucky, to St. Louis, Missouri. Action is centered on Centralia, and locations include Hoffman, Posey, Bartelso, Walnut Hill, Bluford and Mount Vernon.

Older locomotive models abound, including GP30s, GP35s and SD4Os in both N&W and Southern paint. GP38s variations are plentiful, along with GP50s and GP59s, SD50s, and General Electric power in the Univeral, Dash-7 and Dash-8 series.

Former Southern Railway bay window cabooses were still in use on most trains at this time, and the train consists were loaded with roads that are fallen flags today.

The

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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.
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Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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