In the Summer of 1972, the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company attached a professional 16mm film camera to the top of a hi-rail truck and took movies of their mainline from Waukegan to Joliet to Gary, as well as the South Chicago and Porter branches.|
The reason for this movie shoot has been lost to history, and if it wasn't for the actions of a Blackhawk Chapter member and EJ&E employee, the films themselves might have been lost too.
Fortunately, the films were rescued from the trash heap, put on reels and finally shown, displaying a railroad and suburban landscape vastly different from what exists today.
Now, the Blackhawk Chapter is offering fans of “the J” and 1970s-era railroading a unique perspective of this unique railroad. Experience an engineer-eye's view of the EJ&E as it rolls past heavy industry, cruises through unspoiled farmland and intersects the region's other railroads at many famous and some long-forgotten junctions.
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|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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