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Review of Return of the Rambles The Schuylkill Shifter DVD

Here are two fine steam action programs featuring famed ex-Reading T-1 Class 4-8-4 2102, along with Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 759. In 1985, the big Northern returned to main line excursion service. RETURN OF THE RAMBLES covers excursions from Reading to Harrisburg, PA and also to Jim Thorpe. You'll see the 2102 performing high-speed runbys at a variety of interesting and photogenic locations. An interesting sequence depicts the big 4-8-4 crawling through the PB&NE yard in Bethlehem, along with night views of the locomotive at the Reading Shops and a meeting with ex-CP 4-6-0 972 at Jim Thorpe. As a special bonus, coverage of legendary Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire 759 on a Buffalo-Corning, NY fantrip is also presented. Exciting trackside and pacing sequences combine for a memorable vignette of the 759 in action! THE SCHUYLKILL SHIFTER depicts the 2102, now operated by the Blue Mountain & Reading Railroad, in special coal train service in April 1991. Beginning with a short history of t

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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