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Review of Railfanning with the Bednars Volume 8 DVD

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Railfanning with the Bednars Volume 8 continues our tour of the Conrail transition with the Bednar boys during 1979 and 1980.

By the late 70's and early 80's, Conrail's "Black and Blue Years" were slowly coming to an end.The transition from the varied paint schemes from absorbed roads were gradually being unified into the "Big Blue" scheme.

During this time, Conrail began the process of moving most freight traffic from the Amtrak northeast corridor and the Philadelphia/Harrisburg line to the former Lehigh Valley-Reading lines between Newark and Harrisburg. This resulted in a dramatic increase in daily traffic over these lines.

With the surge in activity, main line infrastructure began to improve, but improvements to many branch and secondary lines were still a few years away with some never seeing any renovation.

In this volume, we'll view the stark contrast between the increased main line action in the Lehigh Valley and western PA areas and the branch and s

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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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