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Review of 2102 Returns Reading 4-8-4 Summer Trips 2022 DVD

Today's regional railroad, the Reading and Northern, contains much of the former Reading Railroad, including the line from Reading to Jim Thorpe. Newly restored 4-8-4 #2102 operates 3 roundtrips, with 18 coach trains most of the time. This is one of the loudest engines you will ever hear, so its practically a non-stop run with loud exhaust sounds. The first trip in this summer season was on July 2, 2022. The line has a stiff grade in several locations including north of Tamaqua, and we cover this great region extensively during the 3 different trips. The August 13th was special as R&N 4-6-2 #425 doubleheads with 2102. It was to celebrate owner Andy Muller's birthday. The final trip was on September 3, 2022 and besides trackside views we get a bit of pacing which is really nice. The line has a lot of features, including stations, junctions, tunnels, bridges and much more. Northbound the grades are from Tamaqua to Haucks, and from High Bridge to Hometown. On the return trip trip its most

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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