In a beautiful study of the diminutive Maine railroads that used the two foot gauge we discover that they are as charming as they are hardworking. The film is split between the Sandy River and Rangely Lakes and the Bridgton and Harrison, with a four minute segment in the middle on the Monson and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington. This is the only comprehensive record anywhere of these legendary two foot lines actually running.
The little engines race through the wildflowers of summer and slug it out with the drifts of Maine winter. Featuring freight and passenger trains—plus the unusual rail buses—you ride the cabs, cabooses and flat cars, put your shoulder to the turntable and actually pull the throttle.
Photographed by Albert G. Hale.
Additional footage from L. Peter Cornwall and the collection of John Tolley.
Sound is of the actual engines recorded by Sunday River.
Black & white, 31 minutes
|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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