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Review of Railfanning with the Bednars Volume 16 Conrail D&H 1986-1987 DVD

In volume 16 of Railfanning with the Bednars, we go back in time a bit to found footage again from the Bednar collection from December 1986 to June of 1987.

We'll see more of Conrail removing the Lehigh Valley mainline, as well as a birthday trip for Jimmy Hulsman on the Blue Mountain & Reading's Budd cars, and the rapidly increasing traffic for Conrail.

Unfortunately, as seen in previous volumes, the D&H was in a spiraling downturn of business due to the poor management of Guilford and dwindling traffic. The end was near for the Delaware and Hudson.

During this time, Pop had employed the use of two cameras and would switch cameras when one needed repair, creating a staggered numbering of tapes and an out of sequence timeline. As we review the collection, there may be more tapes with scenes out of sequence in future volumes.

Narrated with commentary by Mike Bednar

Color and sound; approximately 60 minutes runtime

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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