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Review of One Mans Trolleys George Krambles Reflects on a Half Century of Electric Railroading DVD

 4.5 of 5 (2)
His remarkable narrative is a personal excursion through the heritage of electric railroading, from the twilight of the Indiana Railroad through today's Chicago Transit Authority and beyond.

This video begins with Kramble's at the Illinois Railroad Museum, where he shows us some famous cars, including the restored Electroliner and Indiana Lightweight. We then follow Krambles to Chicago, where four decades of rapid transit progress parallel his own rise to become Executive Director of the Chicago Transit Authority. Remarkable footage covers all the important developments: the elevateds, the building of the subway, the interurbans, the formation of the Transit Authority, and especially the Skokie Swift.

One Man's Trolleys consists mostly of archival footage; the balance of the show is a well-paced blend of modern video from the Illinois Railroad Museum and the CTA's new Midway line, as well as interviews with Krambles industry colleagues, and some historic stills. Bill Warr

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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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