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Review of Soo Line 2719 Steamin Thru the Chippewa Valley DVD

The Soo Line 2719 is a H-23 class 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive that was built by Alco in 1923. The Soo 2719 was donated to the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1960 where it was placed on display in Carson Park. The 2719 was used by the Soo Line in passenger service until it was retired by the railroad in 1959. The steamer was beautifully restored to operating condition by the Locomotive & Tower Preservation Fund in 1998 and is now once again under steam and ready to roll.
This fascinating video features all the exciting action of its inaugural season including:
• Osceola, Wisconsin Steam Fest • Double and triple headers with Soo 1003 and NP 328
• Exciting cab ride footage with crew interviews
• Lots of smoke with trackside runbys and pacing scenes
• Ferry moves across Wisconsin on the WC
• 1998 fall excursions on the WC out of Chippewa Falls, WI on former Soo trackage


Running Time: 90 Minutes • Beautiful Color with Live Audio • Narrated

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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