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Long Island Railroad Greenport to Jamaica Cab Ride Part 1 DVD

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Long Island Railroad Greenport to Jamaica Cab Ride Part 1 DVD Railroad Video Productions RVP102D
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Climb aboard the cab of a L.I.R.R. GP-38-2 diesel engine for a "Head-End" ride from Greenport to Ronkonkoma, N.Y, (part 2 covers the balance of the trip into Jamaica). Our train is the" L.I.R.R. 160th Anniversary Special" which was operated on July 23, 1994 to celebrate 160 years of continuous operation. This picturesque line is single track non-electrified manual block territory. 75 Minutes - Color - Sound

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DVD Item#:RVP102D
Runtime:1 Hour, 15 Mins ($0.36/min)
Producer:Railroad Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Long Island Railroad Greenport to Jamaica Cab Ride Part 1 DVD
gjampol (CA) on 2014-11-17 13:54:11.

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The two inconsistently titled volumes that make up this Greenport to Jamaica cab ride are a poor value. Both videos Greenport to Jamaica (actually Ronkonkoma) (Vol. One) and Ronkonkoma to Jamaica (Vol. Two) could easily have fit on a single disc. What's worse, there is virtually no narration, so the viewer has no idea what stations and towns the train is passing. Only by listening carefully to the background chatter does the viewer have any sense of the train�s whereabouts.

LIRR fans are better off sticking with the Penn Station to Port Jefferson DVD. BTW, there is also a Penn Station to Speonk and Speonk to Montauk set available. Although both could also have fit on a single disc, the narration is so good that I don't mind having to purchase two separate discs.

Additional remarks by gjampol:
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 2018-04-10 10:22:00 by JL

Agree with the reviewer. I was disappointed in these videos as well. And agree the best LIRR DVD is the Penn Station to Port Jefferson one. See my review on that one under that listing. One point of correction. The DVD about the ride to Speonk (agree it's also very good) does not start at Penn Station. It starts in Jamaica. If you want a cab ride of the mainline from Penn then the Penn to Port Jeff DVD is the only one that covers it.