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Review of Vignettes of the Norfolk & Western Volume 1 DVD

Volume 1 of "Vignettes of the Norfolk and Western" covers the years 1964-1979 along the former Nickel Plate Road from Buffalo, NY to Ft. Wayne (New Haven), IN. Filmed by N&W employee Edward Durnwald, this program is a diesel fan's Dream! Not only are the varied lash-ups of EMD, Alco and GE units beyond cool...but the many paint schemes and one-of-a-kind units must be seen to be believed! Tuscan Red U-boats, a Skunk, F-units, 1728, 1776, and more! Hi-nose units Rule! in this DVD, but many lo-nose units from the NKP and Wabash are present as well...some in their original paint. Freight car fans are not forgotten, as many scenes feature the cars and cabooses behind the locomotives as well! Locations visited include Buffalo, Northeast, Girard, Conneaut, Painesville, Green Springs, Maple Grove, New Haven, and Fremont. So join us as we revisit one of the Nation's most distinctive railroads...in "Vignettes of the Norfolk and Western - Volume 1 49 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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