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Review of Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Volume 6 DVD

In volume 6 of the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern, we'll view freight operations from June of 1993 to April of 1995.

In the early 90's, the R&N began loading culm from Swatara to be burned at the Co-Gen power plant at Nesquehoning. To make the long reversing trip easier and more efficient, they employed the practice of using power on both ends of the train. During this time, the R&N also picked up a variety of new businesses including World resources and others.

We'll view the culm trains, including derailments, as well as a visit to Reading Anthracite to observe the loading of coal for QIT. We'll then ride along on the Jeddo job from Port Clinton to Jeddo and return. Finally, we'll witness the R&N's purchase and painting of the fleet of hoppers for QIT loading in early 1995. As usual, Big Mike and Eddie Heck provide the commentary.

Digitized from the videotapes of the Ed Heck and Dale Woodland Collection

Narrated with commentary by Mike Bednar and Ed He

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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