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Review of Trains of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern DVD

The Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway was affectionately known as the "J", and their railroad formed a huge 170 mIle arc around the city of Chicago. This action packed DVD video features plenty of exciting EJ&E railroad footage from across the entire system. Starting at Joliet, you'll see mainline freights and unit trains working northeast to Waukegan and southeast to Gary. In Joliet SW1200 switchers and ex-Missabe SDM's are busy working the large yard. A few locals are seen going south over the river line to East Morris and these trains even operate with a caboose! Many historic structures still remain on the "J" and we'll travel by a total of 15 towers, depots and shop buildings. Plus the EJ&E also crosses every major railroad in Chicago - 16 in all!


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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