The vibrancy of these short lines give us a picture of life in New England in the mid-1930s, after the Great Depression. These scrappy lines, some only 7 or 8 miles long, were often built to serve a specific commodity such as milk, ice, limestone, iron ore or granite, and their survival was dependent on both Yankee ingenuity and the market for these items. In the 1930s these railroads operated independently, beyond the control of the major rail systems, and did business much as they had done when they were first built in the mid-1800s. In order on the DVD:|
The Belfast and Moosehead Lake
The Lake Champlain & Moriah
The Montpelier & Wells River
The Saint Johnsbury & Lake Champlain
The Suncook Valley
Photographed by Albert Hale and L. Peter Cornwall. Sound by Preston S. Johnson and Sunday River. Black and White, 38 min.
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|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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