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Review of Back to the Road to the Future DVD

"The Road of the Century" is revisited in these 90 minutes. The 1950's and 1960's are viewed here: grimy Hudsons on their last passenger assignments; the "Steel Fleet" racing along a four-track mainline; PA's, C-Liners, Baldwins, EMDs at Collinwood. Seen are the two elusive F-2's, along with P&LE PA's, "X-plorer" and "Aerotrain".

From Grand Central Terminal, our route west includes 125th street, Croton-Harmon at the end of third rail, Peekskill, Albany union on a frigid day, Rochester, Victoria yard in Ft. Erie, Ont. With steam switchers, Collinwood shops, Berea, Campbell, Windsor, and many more locations en route to St. Louis and Chicago.

In a 1966 test, RDC M-493 hits 183.85 mph. Inspect the Wellington, Ohio wreck of January 10,1960. There are other surprises as well, but mostly just good train watching: 20th Century Limited", "Empire State Express"' and other Limiteds alongside freights with pacemaker box cars, flexi-vans, and trilevel auto racks. So step back to the "

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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