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Review of Norfolk Southerns Pittsburgh East Ropes of the West Slope DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
The Norfolk Sothern's Pittsburgh Line is the main artery for NS connecting the Mid-West and the East Coast. This Pittsburgh Line runs from milepost PT 353.3 (Pittsburgh, PA) to milepost PT 118.9 (Duncannon, PA) and crosses right through the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. This line was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1800s and eventually was taken over by Conrail in 1976. Then in 1999, the Conrail split, and the NS ended up with the Pittsburgh Line to itself. The history of the Pennsy Railroad was very apparent until 2019 when the documented Position Lights were removed from existence. One of the most well-known operations on the Pittsburgh Line has been manned helpers that operate on the line to get heavy trains over the mountains. During the Conrail days and into NS the days SD40-2s were used, then NS used SD40Es, and then that was phased out to SD70ACUs being used to this day. Norfolk Southern power leads every freight train due to cab signals but there have been r

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
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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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