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Steamtown Grand Opening DVD Train Video

Steamtown Grand Opening DVD Train Video Pentrex STGO-DVD 748268006548
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The long-awaited debut of the new Steamtown National Historic Site took place over July 4th weekend, 1995, and Pentrex was on the spot to capture this historic Grand Opening and the excursions leading up to it.

Follow Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 steam locomotive #261 and New York, Susquehanna & Western 2-8-2 steamer #142 as they traveled through New York and Pennsylvania to arrive at the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western yards in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Enjoy a tour of Steamtown's "Core Complex," a working 13-stall roundhouse and turntable area with History and Technology Museums, a visitors center, and a theater completing the full circle of buildings. In the rail yard you'll witness the Grand Opening Celebration including the Great Steam Parade, featuring six smoke-belching steam locomotives.

Then witness the sights and sounds of working steam powerhouses as the Milwaukee #261, Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 #2317, and Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern 4-6-2 #425 pull special trains up the grade and along the 50 mph main line from Scranton to Moscow on Steamtown's 13-mile excursion route.

1 Hour
Beautiful Color with Live Stereo Sound and Narration
ISBN: 1-56342-371-5
UPC: 7-48268-00654-8
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
Copyright 1995, 2014

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006548
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  3 of 5

Museums are great, and railroad museums are the best. Pentrex has done a fine job showing the Steamtown Museum, and the facts that led to it. And there is video of the locos in motion which is great. And we get to see the special excursion trains on a 13 mile journey which is good. However.... Pentrex does not spend much time with the actual opening ceremonies themselves. I thought that the title of the video is slightly misleading, and would be better called "Grand Opening Weekend".

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  3 of 5

This DVD is "ok". I feel as though the Goodheart video that was done on this was much better. This does have some footage that's not in the Goodheart video, but there's not a lot of time spent at the opening ceremonies. While I will put this in occasionally and watch, out of the DVD's that I own from this event, it's only my second favorite (out of three).

Additional remarks by BigJim4Life:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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