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Review of Steam and Diesel on the Central of New Jersey in the 1950s DVD

Railfan, professional railroader and amateur historian Lee Avis shot the CNJ in and around Philadelphia in the 1950s. We also see some 1960's Communipaw Yard action from the cameras of other railfans. This is rare footage now brought to you edited and transferred to DVD. Watch 4-6-0 camelback steamers with CNJ passenger trains and heavy 0-6-0 switchers, 800 Class 4-6-2's, roundhouse and turntable action including a Camelback on the table (a Trainmaster too!) and more around the engine servicing facility.Many engines/scenes are subtitles. Shot on silent 8mm film and that is how it comes to you, backed with music, as silent "film" now on DVD. No narration/sound.

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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