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Launch of the Acela Express DVD

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Launch of the Acela Express DVD Railroad Video Productions RVP174D
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The Launch of the Acela Express SM features an exclusive look at the launch of American's first high-speed train. Explore the various features of the train set; visit the Bombardier Facility in Barre, Vermont where the coaches are assembled; explore the Ivy City Maintenance Facility in Washington, D.C., where the Acela Express trainset is maintained; visit Amtrak's state of the art training facility in Wilmington, DE featuring an Acela Express Train Simulator and more! 1 Hour - Full Color, Sound & Narration

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DVD Item#:RVP174D
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.45/min)
Producer:Railroad Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Launch of the Acela Express DVD
rrvideojunkie (usa) on 2014-07-02 16:33:29.

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I bought this video thinking I would get a great program about this high speed train. Instead I got a program which does explain the trains features but I thought it could have been better. I was hoping for alot of trackside scenes but only saw a brief smattering of action. I hope someone makes a dedicated video of this train with lots of trackside scenes and a complete cab ride from DC to Boston. For such a dynamic train, there is very little video coverage of the train.

Additional remarks by rrvideojunkie:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
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 2016-01-19 15:30:41 by PC/AMTRAK fan

First of all as I understand the overall winner was the German ICE train but because of a back door deal between Amtrak and Bombardier the Acela was chosen. Also PC in late 1969 made the trip between new York and DC was 2hrs. 30 mins.with the METROLINER MPU85. Not much better in 40 years and untold millions spent to"go faster"