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Review of New York Central - An Insiders View Combo DVD

 3.7 of 5 (3)
Featuring NYC, An Insider's View and NYC - The Beach Collection

The New York Central of the 1940s was a mighty railroad with a never-ending parade of freight and passenger trains making their way along the well maintained tracks of the Water Level Route. Into this world stepped cinematographer Fred Beach. Hired by the NYC to produce a number of public relations and employee training films, Mr. Beach went trackside between 1941 and 1954 to record the many activities of this iconic railroad. Pentrex released two videos in 1993 that feature Fred Beach's work, including many films that were not previously released to the public. Both videos have been combined here for your enjoyment. Included on this disc are:

NYC, An Insider's View. We begin our journey with black and white footage taken during World War II, when the powerful Hudsons were still the pride of the fleet. Then we move forward in time to the early diesel era with all color footage. Crack passenger limiteds, local

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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