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Review of A Reading Company Scrapbook Vols 1 and 2 DVD

VOLUME I of the READING COMPANY SCRAPBOOK series offers high-quality archive film scenes of Reading steam- and diesel-powered train in action. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Very rare scenes of the brand-new steam-powered Crusader; Reading Terminal in Philadelphia with Reading and Jersey Central steam power, new FP-7s, and the Crusader; More steam action with 2-8-0s (standard and camelback), 4-6-2s, 2-10-2s, and T1-Class 4-8-4s, including the T1s running as leased power on the Pennsylvania Railroad and handling coal trains at Locust Summit.

Additional scenes include FT diesels in action; Mt. Carmel engine terminal with steam on display; a steam-powered local freight at Landisville; and diesel-powered freights at such locations as West Trenton, Camden, and Pennsauken in New Jersey; and Conshohocken, Valley Forge, Port Kennedy, Perkiomen Jct., Reading, Hamburg, and Bethlehem in Pennsylvania.

The READING COMPANY SCRAPBOOK VOLUME II features action on the highly scenic Wilmington and No

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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