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Review of Norfolk Southerns Charlotte North District DVD

"Charlotte North District - Volume One"

The Charlotte North District of the Piedmont Division extends from near Spartanburg, SC
to the big hump yard at Linwood, NC. A distance of 135 miles.

Historically, this is the very heart of the Southern Railway's Atlanta, Ga to Washington,
D.C. mainline.

In fact Southern, had its locomotive shops
at Spencer, NC because of its strategic location halfway between Atlanta and Washington DC.

Today, it is a racetrack for priority intermodal and merchandise trains.
It also plays host to Amtrak and North Carolina commuter trains.

R-Line Video documents over 50 trains along the line from Spartanburg, SC to
Spencer, NC. Included are all types of trains; double-stack, manifest, coal and locals.

Also featured is two office car specials with the restored "tuxedo" executive F-9's.

The program is arranged in geographical order and includes
subtitles with pertinent train information (no narrati

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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