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Review of Memories of Steam in New England New Haven Central Vermont Maine Central DVD

This fine program showcases steam locomotives in action on the New Haven, Central Vermont, and Maine Central Railroads. A perfectly synchronized soundtrack adds incredible realism to the originally-silent archive film.

Highlights include:

NEW HAVEN 2-6-0s, heavy and light 4-6-2s, 4-8-2s, 2-10-2s, streamlined Shoreliner 4-6-4s, plus The Comet streamliner and a gas electric car. Passenger trains depicted include the Mayflower, Bostonian, Bay State, Senator, Puritan, New Yorker, Narragansett Special, and Waterbury Express.

CENTRAL VERMONT - winter scenes of 4-8-2 602 at St. Albans, main line action with 2-8-0s and 2-10-4s, pacing a 2-8-0 in the snow, passenger trains at White River Junction, and a ride behind a 4-8-2.

MAINE CENTRAL - 0-6-0s, 4-6-0s, 4-6-2s, 2-8-2s, and 2-10-2s, plus the Flying Yankee streamliner and wreck train scenes with two heavy steam-powered cranes. Locations include the Portland - Waterville main line via Augusta and Lewiston and the Lewi

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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