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Review of Lehigh Valley Transit Liberty Bell Route Vol 2 DVD

The Liberty Bell Route was a 55 mile long, mostly overhead wire, single track operation, with frequent passing sidings to provide opposing car operation.

The line obtained its name from the route it followed when the Liberty Bell was moved from Philadelphia to Allentown to be hidden from the British in 1777.

In Volume 2 of the Lehigh Valley Transit, we'll tour the scenic Liberty Bell Route from Allentown to Norristown and then over the Philadelphia and Western Railway's double tracked, third rail, high speed line to 69th Street terminal in Philadelphia.

We'll cover the brief history, operations and finally, the abandonment of the line in 1951.

Arranged geographically from north to south, we'll travel through historic towns along the way, observing the line from both trackside and while riding in car with Doug Peters as our guide.

From the Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS film collections of the late Fred Barber, Randolph L. Kulp and Howard P. Sell and from

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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