Northeast Sampler DVD 2.8 of 5 (4)
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Come along with Pentrex as we travel to the Northeast, exploring some lesser known railroads and railfanning locations. We'll see the Housatonic Railroad, operating over former New Haven tracks in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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Railfan East (New Hampshire) on 2012-12-23 14:00:34.
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Good show. It's nice to see Pentrex give some coverage to our state treasure, the "Cog", expecially now that its no longer all-steam. Nice job covering other railroads as well - can't speak to the complaints of the other poster, but worked for me, and of course DVD is far superior to anything on YouBoob. Gets my vote.
cr6610 (New Hampshire) on 2012-11-15 14:38:20.
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Glory be! Welcome back to the Northeast, mighty Pentrex! And this show is well worth waiting for. Great coverage of the Housy, the Berkshire Scenic (before the Housy tossed them off their tracks), some CSX action at Selkirk, a small railroad I'd never heard of, the Grafton and Upton, and the showstopper - the Mt. Washington Cog - in it's full-steam glory.
Big Harry (Dover, Pa.) on 2013-04-23 06:07:52.
Too much time devoted to following a single train. Could have put in more of the different aspects of each railroad.
Joe (Connecticut) on 2012-11-17 23:43:38.
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As a lifelong resident of Connecticut, I can assure Pentrex there is much more to offer in New England than what was covered in this DVD. The primary reason I bought this DVD was to see the Housatonic, and I was in for a surprise. Railfans familiar with the Housatonic might be pleased to see GP-7 7324 and GP-9 1802 in operation, but will recognize that this footage is six years old. That, combined with the fact that some of the footage is already available on Youtube (see Housatonic NX-12 by Superedit), leads me to the conclusion that Pentrex bought this footage and did not actually send out crews to record it. For that reason alone I feel cheated, not by Train Video Depot, but by Pentrex. I paid $19.99 for footage I could have watched for free on YouTube. There is also no coverage of Housatonic operations south of Canaan. The rest of the DVD is nothing spectacular. The same trains are seen repeatedly (meaning no variety) on the Berkshire Scenic, Grafton and Upton and the CSX coverage is limited to the same old locations covered in other productions from various producers; CP SK, Game Farm Road and an access road that parallels the entrance to Selkirk Yard. I want my money back.
Added 2012-11-30 20:02:23 by Joe
UPDATE: Pentrex assured me that the Housatonic footage was not purchased and that the video would be removed from YouTube. It has, giving the DVD some value for those who purchase it. I am standing by the rest of my review regarding the lack of variety and locations covered in the DVD.
Added 2012-12-23 13:55:54 by NE Railfan
Dude, did you read the title? SAMPLER? Clearly you were expecting comprehensive coverage all over the map for your 20 bucks. Get real. As for me, I enjoyed the vintage footage of the Housy (with Geeps no longer on the railroad), the Cog (now decidedly less than all-steam) and the now-embargoed Berkshire Scenic. I can't imagine what you thought your twenty clams would buy you, but you're obviously hard to please. As for me - color me satisfied.