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Review of Heritage Collection Volume 1 DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
5 Shows on 1 Disc!
From the Pentrex archives comes a stunning collection of five classic films produced during the 1940s and 1950s by the Association of American Railroads. Showcasing eastern and western lines, encompassing steam, early diesel, and electric motive power, this vintage film collection brings you a fascinating retrospective of our American railroading heritage. Included are:

On the Track. SP Cab Forwards, steam powered Daylights, and Black Widow diesels open this film about the railroad"s significant and ongoing role in making America a powerful nation. Among the railroads represented are Santa Fe, NYC, Pennsy, GN, Milwaukee, Rio Grande, New Haven, Monon, and Southern. In color.

Lifeline of the Nation. Steam dominates this WWII era film about how railroads supported the war effort. The few diesels shown are very early models. You"ll see Hiawathas and Box Cabs on the Milwaukee Road, steam and a GG-1 electric on

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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