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Review of Vignettes of the Western Maryland Volume 2 DVD

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James P Gallagher was known nationwide for his breathtaking photographs of the B&O, PRR, Maryland & Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland railways. In volume 2 of Vignettes of the Western Maryland, Jim turns his attention to filming one of his favorite roads on one of its most scenic stretches. Covering from Keystone, PA to Cumberland, MD, locations visited include Keystone Viaduct, Frostburg, Helmstetters Curve, The Narrows, Salisbury Viaduct, plus a brief look at the Thomas Subdivision. Filmed in 1974 and 1975, just before these routes were downgraded by the Chessie System merger, most scenes feature actual WM audio Jim recorded while filming. Motive power featured included the WMs F units and Geeps, RS-3s and SDs, as well as run-through N&W power and scenes of competitor B&O. Freight car fans are in for a real treat...As Jim often kept filming after the locomotives passed, providing an extremely rare record of 1970s railroading. As a bonus, a look at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroa

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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