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Review of Reading & Northern 425 Swan Song Fifteen Year Finale DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
This program covers some of the last runs of Reading & Northern #425 before it went down for it's 15-year inspection and overhaul. It begins with a weekend of Autumn Leaf Excursions in October of 2021 before #2102 returned to steam. The following year #425 appeared only a handful times, pulling just a single Autumn Leaf Excursion on November 5th. Coverage of this trip features a mix of traditional runbys and in-cab footage. The final segment of the video looks at the Tamaqua Christmas trains on December 3rd and 4th 2022: the second-to-last trips before the locomotive was taken out of service.

Total running time: 1 hour 51 minutes


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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