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Review of MBTA Franklin Line Cab Ride DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
This program will take you for a "Head End" ride in the cab of an M.B.T.A. commuter train from Franklin to Boston's North station. In-cab conversation referring to speed, signal indication, location and other points of interest as well as radio communications between trains and dispatcher is provided during the entire trip. You will then see highlights of DVD no. 37 "The Fitchburg Line", no. 38 "The Rockport Line"and several others.

Springfield Hot Shots features trackside "Rub-By" action at Springfield, Massachusetts in the summer of 1997. A wide variety of Conrail and Amtrak trains are seen including switching operations at Springfield Station. The entire program was shot and narrated by Tim Hosey.

Color - Sound - Two Hours

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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