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New Haven Mainlines - Greg Scholl Video Productions Train Video

New Haven Mainlines - Greg Scholl Video Productions Train Video Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-135 604435013590
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This video was the work of photographer, and former New Haven Railroad employee Tom Donahue, and was also made possible through the New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Association. The film covers mainly the shore line and its mainline with lots of Electric action. The 8mm film is well preserved, including a 10 minute Black and White section of rare New Haven steam in the 1940's. Then the balance is color and features 1950's era material. A variety of locations along the New York to Boston Shore Line includes such places as: Shore Line Junction, Air Line Junction, Mill River Junction, Woodmont, Devon, Burr Road, Green's Farms, and several locations around the Bridgeport area. Also covered is the Maybrook line including the transition from steam to diesel. Mr. Donahue's towerman's eye view gives a different perspective than our other New Haven video, and it is also very worthwhile. This tape also features a light musical background, and informative narration.

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  •  2 of 5 (2)

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  •  3.5 of 5


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DVD Item#:GSVP-135
Runtime:1 Hour, 05 Mins
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:604435013590
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Santa Ana, Ca.) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

Once Again Greg Scholl trests us to another DVd on the New Haven Railroad. and this DVD has both good and bad points. The good points being some pretty good photography and plenty of mainline action with all sorts of motive power to make the DVD interesting.
However the bad point in the entire DVD aside from several parts of the film being too dark was the music. The DVD notes said background music. Wayyyy tooo much music. Perhaps Mr. Scholl sould have tried to at least add something in the way of railroad sounds to it. Anythign would have been much better than listening to all of that electronic muisc.
New Haven Fans might like this DVD in spite of the music though.

Additional remarks by boxcarmike:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Added 2016-12-02 16:19:01 by Steamboy

Listen to me! There is nothing wrong with the program itself. All the sound films prior to the 50s-80s are 100% silent. You've have been watching too much pentrex videos with dubbed fake sounds! You don't know anything about these Silent programs from Greg himself Except for the 1998-2000 Maynard Laing Sound films. There Are NO REAL RECORDED SOUNDS OF THE REAL NH RAILWAY ALL THOSE DECADES AGO! YOU MADE GREG MAD JUST LIKE WHAT HE SAW ABOUT THE RIO GRANDE'S 3RD DIVISION AND THE WESTERN STEAM LOGGERS PROGRAMS!!!

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  •  4 of 5

This 1992 tape (2007 DVD) features a great variety of early diesels and electrics as well as a mix of some black and white footages from Mr. Donahue including steam in 1940, and the maybrook line in 1951, the second to last year of steam on the NH. Now if only we knew the names the songs featured in this program, despite the interesting synthesizer.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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