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Review of Chicago Surface Lines Chicago Ls DVD

The Chicago Surface Lines was one of the largest traction properties in the Midwest. Formed by the consolidation of the Chicago City Railway and the Chicago Railways Company, by the early 1920s the system encompassed almost 3500 streetcars operating over more than 1070 miles of track. More than 1-1/2 billion passengers were carried every year. With an order in 1936 for 83 of the new streamlined Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars, Chicago became one of the first cities to operated these modern trolleys.

CHICAGO SURFACE LINES, filmed by Walter Druck and others, presents scenes of both the PCCs and the older standard cars in action, with some views dating back as far as the late 1930s. Routes covered include 4, 21, 22, 38, 43, 45, 63, 67, and the Cottage Grove private right-of-way. The program also includes scenes of PCCs operating in Kansas City, Missouri.

THE CHICAGO "L"s, filmed by traction expert and modeler Walter Druck, surveys the vast Chicago elevated railwa

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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