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Review of Steel City Traction 2 - West End Story on DVD by Transit Gloria Mundi

 5 of 5 (1)
Pittsburgh - a legend among American cities and once home to one of the world's greatest streetcar systems - rises from the point where two great rivers, the Monongahela and the Allegheny, join to form the mighty Ohio. The rugged hills and huge rivers give Pittsburgh an unmistakable topography and make for some of the most picturesque and noteworthy streetcar scenes in the world. Steel City Traction 2: West End Story documents the final years of street railway operations on the city's West End, immediately prior to the conversion to bus in 1959. We take a day's journey just as a trolley enthusiast might, w ith complete coverage of Route 25 - Island Avenue, 26 - West Park, 27 - Carnegie, 28 - Heidelberg, 30 - Crafton-Ingram, and 34/31 - Elliott-Sheraden. All the points of interest on every line are covered - bridges, private right-of-way, single track. We even include some rare shots of Route 23 on Neville Island, and the Thornburg shuttle. Steel City Traction 2: West End Story co

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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