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Review of Reading & Northern 425 Blue Mountain Thunder Vol 1 DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
After many years without active steam power, the Reading & Northern Railroad (formerly the Blue Mountain and Reading) made the decision to restore former Gulf, Mobile, and Northern light Pacific #425 to operation, for passenger service on their extensive trackage in Eastern Pennsylvania.

This DVD chronicles the second excursion season in 2009, with coverage of all the major trips. You'll see this gutsy blue Pacific as she battles the grades of the former Lehigh Valley mainline, travels ex-Reading Company trackage through the heart of anthracite coal country, and operates on former Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks - all now owned by the Reading & Northern. In addition to beautiful fall foliage, you'll see #425 in a rare early autumn snowstorm.

With plenty of great stack talk, a variety of different whistles, and beautiful scenery, this program has something for every viewer. #425 sounds like a locomotive twice her size, as she puts on an incredible show of steam power

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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