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Review of Conrail Final Weekend Through the Juniata Valley 1999 DVD

Massachusetts railfan Bob McLaughlin had been drawn to the scenic former PRR Middle Division many times during the Conrail years, and decided to return to document this farewell tribute. Locations range from just west of Harrisburg to Gallitzin, including scenic spots such as Mexico, PA, in the shadow of Tuscarora Mountain. 45 trains are viewed, ranging from fast moving TrailVan, Manifest, a welded rail run, coal, Triple Crown and Amtrak. Complete consists are viewed on most of the faster-moving trains, with commentary on motive power and train origins and destinations. As you watch this "Ode to Conrail", you will note significant changes in the quarter century since demise of "Big Blue".


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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