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Review of Conrail on the Pennsy Volume 3 Gallitzin & Cresson DVD

The Pennsylvania Railroad conquered the Allegheny Mountain spine at Gallitzin, PA via three tunnels; the Allegheny, Gallitzin and New Portage bores. The New Portage was at a higher elevation so there was a grade separation between Cresson and Gallitzin, thus the New Portage tracks were used mainly for eastward traffic because of the easier grade. In 1994, Conrail enlarged the Allegheny bore to two tracks to accommodate double-stack trains. The Gallitzin bore was then closed, abandoned and bricked over. Chester filmed at all portals and at Cresson where the Pennsy and Conrail maintained an engine facility for the helpers. Today the line is owned by Norfolk Southern.

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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