(The Springfield Terminal Railway)
Length: 45 minutes
Time Period: 1950’s
Sources: Karl Hartman, Bill Orne
Vintage film collection of diminutive Springfield Terminal Railway. This shortline was 8 miles long. It interchanged with Boston & Maine at Charleston, New Hampshire.
Beginning with some black and white film of the ST. Proceeds with Karl Hartman’s color films. Amateur shot on 8mm film. Camera shake is ever present. A variety of viewpoints do show a healthy inclusion of cab rides. Pacing, runbys, and street views. Period towns and traffic are interesting.
Audio has dubbed sounds. These are adequate at best. Levels are uneven. Ted Dalaku clearly narrates. Some history and equipment, includes final dispositions of featured units. Heavy on locations.
The amateur camera relegates this to hardcore fans.
Rating: 2 1/2 Stars