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Review of Monessen Jct Flyer DVD

Operated by the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, this April 25, 1998 excursion was the first to operate east of Pittsburgh over the "High and Dry" former Pittsburgh & West Virginia. A lot of scenery is packed into this 112-mile long line, which came under control of the Nickel Plate and successors. Among the numereus trestles, those spanning the Monongahela River and Mingo Creek are standouts. Ride aboard an ex-MoPac SD40-2. our power this day. We start with several minutes in the 1950s, from Cumberland on the WM west through Brewster to Bellevue, taking in some PRR and Santa Fe 2-10-4s. In addition to the "Flyer", other W&LE freight and special trains are viewed, including an Office Car run, Portage Limestone (with slipping GE), Fiber optics trenching. Brewster Shops and more.

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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