Key System Scrapbook Part One 4.2 of 5 (5)
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The Key System from the early years of 500s and 600s plus the
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rojo (Sydney australia.) on 2013-04-03 21:47:59.
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Have enjoyed all 3 DVD's on the Key System. The historical and visual coverage has given me a good deal of info on the subject. Seeing the Oakland Bge for the first time only in February this year, raised my interest in the Key System, and the film taken both on the bridge and at the SF Terminal was just great to see.Pity the system didn't survive to a time when it's recognised the motor car isn't the answer to transport needs.
Howard (Grass Valley, Ca.) on 2011-09-11 10:28:45.
Only one mention of the end of the line at 105th Ave., but no film footage of that area. There was street car turn around at E14th and 104th Ave. built in the late 1940s.
Carl Sonner (Kennewick, WA) on 2011-01-06 21:14:07.
Charles Smiley Videos are the best! They provide a lot of factual information about the subject, and the maps are very helpful in telling the complete story. I have learned a great deal from these programs that would otherwise require an huge amount of research.
Jeffrey Ornstein on 2009-01-01 18:33:09.
This dvd is a visual treat for electric traction fans! I didn't know all that much about the Key System, and being an electric enthusiast, I really wanted to know more. This video shows an incredible array of equipment starting with horsecars, cable cars, center entrance cars, bridge cars and the second hand IRT elevated cars. If you are history oriented, then you will enjoy it even more due to its documentary style format. Not only are there trains, but you will see many ferries of varying designs, as well as WWII aircraft carriers and other types of naval vessels. There's also short tours of Treasure Island and the hotels built by the Key System. There's a tour of the Richmond Shipyard Railway utilizing 60-year old NYC elevated cars, and how they had to be adapted by shop personnel to operate on the RSR. This video has a lot of narration; perhaps a bit too much, but I guess they wanted to get in as much information as possible. Some of the video is also set to period music. It's pure eye-candy for the traction fan.
Norman on 2008-03-18 08:42:13.
For openers, it contains groundbreaking