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Review of Intrepid Trolleys of 1950s Washington Baltimore Atlantic City Boston DVD

See trolleys of the 1950s in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Atlantic City and Boston

In cities and suburban America, people once relied on trolley systems for transportation. Although “light rail” is the buzzword in urban transportation today, this film shows its origins are rooted in the intrepid trolley travel of the 1950s!

Trolley service in Washington DC ran for 100 years, 1862 to 1962. A conduit buried beneath the streets powered the cars in lieu of overhead wires that would have marred historic sights, including the Capitol Building and White House shown in this film. The “Silver Sightseer” offered the comforts of air-conditioning and armchairs as a stewardess narrated highlights in the nation's capital. Heading out of town, trolleys stopped at Plow Pits to transfer to overhead power.

The 5' 4-1/2” gauge of the Baltimore trolley system was the widest in America. The brightly painted PCC cars on the high speed Sparrows Point Line cross the picturesque

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.

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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