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Review of Vignettes of the Reading Lines Volume 1 Steam & Diesel 1948-1963 DVD

The Reading Company was the favorite railroad of Allentown, PA native Charles W Houser, Sr, who filmed The Companys 4-8-4, 2-8-0, 4-6-2, 2-10-2 and 2-8-8-0s during the late 1940s and 1950s at locations inlcuding tamaqua, Lansdale, East Penn Jct, and gordon. Diesel coverage of FTs, F7s, Trainmasters, AS-16s, FAs, RS3s, RDCs, and GP30s continues through the 50s and 60s at Bethlehem, Allentown, Rutherford, and Perkasie. included also are MU cars on the North Penn Branch, rare footage of Mack Trucks ill-fated New Haven railbus testing on the Reading, Camelbacks on the Ironton Railroad, a brief look at subsidiary Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, and the last run of The Berksie doodlebug on April 9, 1949. Color and black and white, 60 minutes, sound with maps and narration, DVD-R format.

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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