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Review of Lehigh Valleys Buffalo Division Volume 1 DVD

 3.5 of 5 (2)
Volume 1 of Lehigh Valley's Buffalo Division by Bill McLane covers the operations of the branch lines in the Finger Lakes Region in the 1960's.

We'll begin at Sayre by boarding the train with Bill and the crew to head up the Auburn Branch to Auburn. From Auburn, we'll backtrack a bit and head down the Auburn branch on the last plow in 1966. From Freeville, we'll look at the Cortland branch including the last trip to Canastota. Then, we'll travel the Auburn & Ithaca Branch. To conclude Volume 1, we'll make a run on the Seneca Falls Branch to Geneva.

Bill began shooting 8mm home movie film while working on the Lehigh in the early 1960's. When the Brotherhood of Trainmen was having full crew hearings at White Plains NY, the local representative approached Bill and asked if he would take movies while working showing the importance of a full crew to keep the public safe at crossings.

Narrated with commentary by Bill McLane

Color, approximately 61 minutes run time

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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