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Review of Come to the Fair ERIE DVD

In 1939, the bankrupt ERIE produced 'COME TO THE FAIR' (15 minutes B&W) to promote travel to "Little Old New York" and the World's Fair. Onboard and trackside glimpses of the "Erie Limited" lead to historic vistas of the City:

River traffic, double-decker buses, subway, aerial perspective of New York as it looked a half century ago. And fascinating insight into the fair being built. Color film from the '39 fair includes the "Railroads on Parade" pageant.

Also seen is the 1943 feature on wartime transportation, "Right-of-Way" (10 minutes, B&W). Erie is among featured carriers as we are taken behind the scenes.

Then the next 40 minutes travel to Scranton, Dover, Port Jervis, Moonda and Starrucca viaducts, and many other locations, to witness some fine Erie Lackawanna activity. Narration plus detail notes enclosed inform you as these color classics from several photographers roll across your screen. All can agree that the Property sure looks different now.

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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