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Review of Amtraks Northeast Corridor Cab Ride DVD

 4.5 of 5 (10)
Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia
If you ve ever wondered what it would be like to step back to the early 1990s to experience a cab ride on one of Amtrak'sfastest trains, this is your golden opportunity! Pentrex takes you into the cab of an AEM7 for a high-speed ride at the head of Metroliner Train 110 from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia along the electrified, heavily trafficked south end of Amtrak'sNortheast Corridor.

The big picture windows of locomotive number 911 give you a clear view of what it'slike to meet trains at full throttle. With both trains doing 125 mph, the closing speeds are a thrilling 250 mph! Amtrak'sconstant maintenance and its manicured roadbed result in a smooth ride for the AEM7. You ll be amazed as the Metroliner rolls through a high-speed turnout at almost 70 mph.

Produced with Amtrak'scooperation in 1992, this video was released originally in VHS as part of a 3-volume tour of Amtrak'spride and joy, the Northeast Corridor. Now all the exciteme

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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