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Review of Remembering the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway Cab Ride Volume 3 DVD (Silent)

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.

These original 16mm

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.

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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