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Review of East Broad Top Steam Special DVD

This video release for the first time in 2021 brings us good action on the East Broad Top Railroad, based in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania. Randy Scholl shot video of a special photo freight charter featuring coal hoppers like the railroad hauled until it shut down regular service in 1956. This photo special features great action runbys with lots of smoke and good sound from 2-8-2 number 14. In addition to the photo charter, Randy got there early enough the day before to catch some action with #14 on the regular excursion train with some fall colors. Then we watch number 14 heading to the yard, passing the water plug and coaling tower, and headed to the turntable and roundhouse area. The engine gets serviced over the ashpit before it rests for the night. The next day features scenes of #14 inside the roundhouse, and then it pulls up further under the stack exhaust hood. There are some nice close-ups before we see it back out of the roundhouse amidst a cloud of cylinder exhaust. More scenes a

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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