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Review of Railfanning the Conrail Pittsburgh Line Volume 1 DVD

Join Jonathan Reck and friends as they railfan the Conrail Pittsburgh Line for three days in June of 1985 from Cove, PA to Cresson, PA.

This is the first volume in this series. They usually made the trip twice a year to photograph and film the action along the line.

A wide variety of trains and locations are covered. Featured locations include: Horse Shoe Curve, Bennington Curve, Allegrippus, Gallitzin, Cresson, Lily, Thomson, Mifflin, Lewistown and more.

We'll see coal, mail and auto parts trains, plus Amtrak's Broadway limited and the Pennsylvanian are also featured.

Typical power featured: EMD SD40's, SD45-2's, GP40's, GE B30-7's, U23B's

Digitized from Super 8mm sound film taken by Jonathan Reck.

Narrated by Jonathan Reck


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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