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Review of Taconite Trains of Minnesota DVD

Featuring the Burlington Northern Railroad, Cyprus North Shore Mining Company, LTV Steel Mining Railroad and the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railroad. See mainline ore trains moving taconite pellets from Minnesota's seven taconite processing plants to the shipping ports on Lake Superior. Also see yard action, open pit mines, trains hauling crude ore to the crusher and a brief history including some steam action. Witness the interesting variety of locomotives that pull these extremely heavy ore trains.

This action packed video was filmed from 1988 to 1991 by Bradley A. Plets. Steam era footage was provided by Ben Imbertson.

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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