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Review of 425 Holiday Trains Reading & Northern on Specials in December 2022 DVD

425 Holiday Trains covers 2 days of Christmas trains on the Reading and Northern with their loud 4-6-2 number 425. There were 3 trips per day originating out of Tamaqua, PA. The first and third trip each day was northbound upgrade to Haucks, then down to High Bridge. A diesel on the rear then pulls it back to Tamaqua. The second trip runs south of Tamaqua then returns, and the third trip is a repeat of the first one. The engine is kept in Port Clinton, so we catch it running light to Tamaqua each morning. We begin the December 2nd trip with a cab ride from Tamaqua. This is a rainy morning, and mostly upgrade, so 425 has to work pretty good. After the cab ride we see a few scenes of the second trip, before shooting the afternoon trip trackside, again mostly upgrade. Sunday December 3rd features great lighting and cool weather as we chase the light engine to Tamaqua, including some pacing. The first trip from Tamaqua features a camera mounted on the right side cab roof, so you see the to

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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