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Review of Black Diamond to Gaspe DVD

Swing aboard for a memorable journey from Chicago to Gaspe' and return. Along the way we will sample the evening rush hour at Chicago Union Station, where E-units still reign supreme on the BN commuter fleet! Ride the "BROADWAY" on a 24-hour odyssey to New York, as everything seems to go wrong. Then it's off to Montreal aboard 1916-vintage Lehigh Valley office car 353, "The Black Diamond. " The "MONTREALER", running 4 hours late, permits all of beautiful Vermont to be seen in daylight: Bellows Falls, Essex Jct, St Albans and the Lake Champlain wooden trestle.

On to Gaspe'! The undeserved/y obscure "CHALEUR", which somehow has survived the VIA RAIL slaughter, provides vistas of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the Matapedia River, and the Atlantic Ocean. The twisting, cliff-hugging branch takes us to Perce' where we examine the ship-like rock, and the 50,000 gannets on Bonaventure Island (world's largest bird sanctuary).

On the return voyage, sample elegant dining aboard the 353

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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