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Review of Vignettes of the Lehigh Valley Volume 1 DVD

The Lehign Valley Railroad reached from New York City to the Railroad Gateway City of Buffalo, NY. Providing an important connection for midwestern roads Nickel Plate and Wabash, the LV also tapped the rich anthracite coalfields of Pennsylvania in the process. Pennsylvania and New York locations visited in Volume 1 include Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lehighton, Van Etten Jct, Rochester Jct, and Niagra Jct. The Valley of the 1970s was reknown for the varied and colorful paint schemes on its fleet of Alco, EMD and GE locomotives, and few railroads could offer its variety of motive power. Locomotives seen include Fs, GPs, RS3s, SW8s, GP38s, U23Bs, C420s, C628s, and a brief look at the Delaware and Hudson Sharks used between Binghamton and Sayre. Father-and son LV employees Charles and Kenneth Bealer teamed up to record their favorite railroad on film from 1970 until its inclusion into Conrail, and their work is showcased in Volume 1 of Vignettes of the LEHIGH VALLEY. 60 minutes, sound,

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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