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Reading Company 1975-1985 Black to Blue DVD 2 of 5 (1)

Reading Company 1975-1985 Black to Blue DVD Railroad Video Productions RVP219D
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This program features the Reading Company and it's successors from 1975 to 1985 at locations including Birdsboro, Klapperthal Jct., Reading Wyomissing Jct., W&N Jct, and Blandon. We also visit Conrail in the former Reading Anthracite Region in 1985 at Tamaqua and Mahanoy Tunnels, Donaldson, Good Spring and Locust Summit as well as scenes along the Little Schuylkill Branch. We finish up with a few Amtrak run-bys at Princeton Jct. The entire program was originally shot on Super 8mm film by George Legler, Jr.

Color - Sound - 1 Hour

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DVD Item#:RVP219D
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Railroad Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Having been spoiled with the John Pechulis releases (Railfanning with the Bednar's, Anthracite Railroads, etc.) which feature great vintage footage of the Reading, I was eager to view this dvd. Unfortunately, I was disappointed, as I had hoped for more mainline action and a better-quality of images. For me, way too much filming of yard-action. It does reflect nicely on the evolution of the Reading up to the acquisition into Conrail, and features all paint schemes and a good variety of engines, including EMD, Alco's, and Budd cars.

Additional remarks by Curt Cruthirds:
Narration: There was no narration.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Added 2018-10-08 12:06:21 by Rrvideojunkie

This producers videos aren?t what they used to be. His best stuff were the cab ride programs and the trackside scenes that Tim Hosey shot.


Added 2018-10-08 12:13:09 by Rrvideojunkie

This producers videos aren?t what they used to be. His best stuff were the cab ride programs and the trackside scenes that Tim Hosey shot.