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Review of High Iron - Across the Hoosier State

The Chicago Line is the former Conrail mainline from Chicago, IL to Cleveland and points east. Videographer Marshall Beecher captures exciting train action on the western section of the line between Hammond/Whiting and Goshen, Indiana.

Many scenes in this video were captured in the very last days of Conrail, just prior to "Big Blue's" breakup into CSX & Norfolk Southern. You will also see other operations on the line as it is today, under the ownership of Norfolk Southern.

This busy corridor is also packed with other unique trains. Come along as we see several Amtrak trains including: The Pennsylvanian, Lake Shore Limited, and Capitol Limited. Images of a wide variety of run-through motive power are also captured from interchange partners Wisconsin Central, Union Pacific & Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

Another unique feature of The Chicago Line is that it often parallels the Chicago South Shore South Bend Railroad. Our cameras also ca

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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