The famous 700 class Nickel Plate Berkshire locomotives from the 1940s and 50s—as well as the men who operated them—are featured in this DVD. See the Berks dragging coal and way freight, many doubleheaded and screaming down the main line carrying perishables. Some 500 class Mikados make an appearance as doubleheaded partners.|
In addition to the working steam footage, the engineers, firemen, conductors and dispatchers who handled the 700s tell their stories. Descriptions of tight situations and wrecks are included, as well as the ways they outran, outfoxed and buried competition from the B&O, Pennsy and New York Central to make the Nickel Plate the celebrated wonder of Wall Street. 55 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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