Exploring Selkirk DVD 4 of 5 (3)
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In 1968, the New York Central, with lines from New York, New Jersey, Boston and Chicago all merging at Selkirk, NY, took advantage of the location of the small town's strategic location and built a massive facility to handle the job of classifying freight to and from the Northeast's major population centers. Selkirk Yard sprawls over 1250 acres and can classify up to 2700 cars per day. It also operates a major locomotive shop, an auto rack unloading terminal and serves two major customers located nearby. About 80 trains arrive or depart every day.
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crmike on 2009-08-05 05:18:18.
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Really enjoyed this video, of course I am biased to Conrail, but any railfan should like this. Never realized how big Selkirk is until you see it from the air. Wow!
Jeff Bever (Albany, NY) on 2016-04-03 06:38:21.
An absolute must have for Conrail fans. This one of my first BKVP programs and to this day is still my favorite. Shows every aspect of the yard and surrounding area, narration is perfect and very informative, I recommend this program to any rail fan that is interested in learning about Selkirk yard operated by Conrail in New York State.
Rail Buff (Southern California) on 2016-02-20 20:00:33.
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Contrary to the other reviewer, I was not impressed at all with this DVD. A small part of it, from the air, was in black and white. If you like train after train after train, with little or no narration then you might enjoy this one, but it is not for me. While its blurb touted exploration of the Selkirk yard, there wasn't a lot of that, at least not as much as I was expecting. This one is headed for my local public library.
Added 2016-04-02 15:50:26 by Broken Knuckle Video
While we understand that it's never possible to please everyone, it's difficult to agree with your criticism. "Exploring Selkrik is BKVP's #1 all time seller. It was filmed using professional S-VHS equipment, so while the quality will never match current bluray, it is very sharp. We went through a lot to get footage from yard locations which are normally off-limits. The aerial footage is in color, but some was filmed on a dark winter day. The information about the yard and the lines feeding it is extensive. There is no need to talk excessively with a two hour program. We have had very positive feedback about this program since the day it was released, so thanks for the review, but we don't feel it's a fair one. -BKVP
Added 2016-04-02 16:26:24 by Train Buff
No one is questioning your hard work and good intentions. You said yourself "..it's never possible to please everyone,..." But the length of the program should have no relation to how much narrative there is, IMO. It is just my opinion and my reaction to it. As I've said before, different strokes for different folks.