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Review of New York New Haven & Hartford Vol 2 DVD

This volume covers the New Haven in the late '40's and early '50's. You will see and ride Budd RDC's on the Highland division between New Britain and Waterbury. Experience FA powered freight and steam powered freight in New Britain. Tour the engine facility in East Hartford with steam and diesel. On the Hartford line, see steam and diesel switchers in Berlin, a manifest freight and I-5 and DL109 passenger trains. An RS-1 cab ride on the Housatonic north out of New Milford. Ride in the cab of a Springfield to Grand Central passenger job- on the day of the Federal wreck in Bridgeport! Ride to Maybrook in the cab and caboose of a freight! Plus a caboose ride on a PC freight from Hartford to New Britain. There is a slide show of NH power as we listen to an in cab interview with the late long time NH engineer, Art Healy. The NH portion is 52 minutes plus bonus footage on the CV, the B&M and the B&A. 1 hour 30 minutes total. Sound, maps and Narration.

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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