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Review of Boston & Maine Steam - Heavy Haulers & Crack Limiteds DVD

Travel back to the mid-1930s to see action on the busiest divisions of the Boston & Maine. Steam locomotives work The Portland, New Hampshire and Fitchburg Divisions and the Connecticut Valley Line in both summer and winter. Huge hulking Berkshires battle the Ashburnham grade. High stepping passenger varnish: “The Flying Yankee”, “The Alouette” and “The Red Wing” go screaming by, as do similar name trains with brass railed observation cars. The third streamlined train built in the world: “The Flying Yankee” flashes by at lightning speed. Other unusual features include the Union Pacific's streamlined M-10001 “City of Salina” on tour and the Rexall Special with it's streamlined New York Central Hudson and even Republican Alf Landon campaigning for President in 1936 against Franklin D. Roosevelt!

Photographed by L. Peter Cornwall and Charlie Brown with footage from the John Tolley collection. Sound recorded on location by Preston S. Johnson. Black and White, 32

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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