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Review of Vignettes of the Jersey Central Lines Volume 1 DVD


The Central Railroad of New Jersey was built to carry anthracite coal from Scranton, Pa. to New York City's coal yards and ports. It also hosted extensive commuter operations, and heavy freight traffic off of the Baltimore and Ohio, and Reading Railroads. Volume 1 of Vignettes of the Jersey Central covers the years 1948 to 1965, and features steam and diesel power of that era. Beginning near Jersey City, locations visited include high Bridge, Green Pond, Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, Mauch Chunk, Glen Onoko, Ashley, Wilkes-Barre and more. Featured motive power ranges from Camelback switchers to SD-35's, and includes Pacifies, Babyfaces, Trainmasters, RS's, Geeps and F's. As a special bonus, steam and diesel locomotives of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad make cameo appearances. Veteran photographers Claude Goebel, Charles Houser, Sr., Bruce Kantner, and William P Price have provided us with this exciting look back at one of the mo

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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