This fine program presents a nostalgic look at the fabled NYO&W from 1946 through the early 1950s. The original footage was shot on 8mm black-and-white movie film, and while it may not be up to current-day production standards, it does give an excellent "feel" for the railroad.|
We've also added some interesting bonus footage, in the form of a delightful Railroad Quiz produced by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) in the early 1950s.
Part I, filmed by rail book publisher Hal Carstens, opens with a ferry ride across New York Harbor on a New York Central boat, followed by several scenes in Weehawken Terminal. Then, climb aboard F3 503 for a cab ride to Roscoe, shot from the locomotive cab. The engine is wyed, and Hal rides the cab again for the return trip.
Part II features a tour of the New York Ontario & Western from Weehawken to Liberty, NY, shot onboard the train from an open-platform observation car. Highlights include a meet with an O&W FT-powered reefe
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
Could have used more.
A little too much.
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Narration can be turned off.
|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
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