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Review of Rail Industry Films - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 3.5 of 5 (2)
This selection of old films contains 4 different films that are 16mm original company films. The first is a Steel Company film and is all about the testing of their special wheel sets(Trucks), made for the railroads. This shows a test car, and several trains including steam and diesel. It was made in the 1940's or early 1950's. The second one(Also in Color), is called "The Power to Stop", and is about the brakes on passenger train coaches, and other cars. This shows a Milwaukee Road Hiawatha style engine pulling the test car up to 100 mph, and the car is uncoupled at speed to make the brake tests. Both of these films have narration. The third film is a Pennsylvania Railroad Black and White silent film called "On to Washington". This rare film was made in the 1930's, and shows PRR routes all over the midwest, then concentrates on Washington DC sightseeing. This film was silent, and we added background music. It does show some passenger car interiors which is quite in

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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