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Review of Trains of the Dakota & Iowa Railroad DVD

The Dakota & Iowa Railroad is a scenic 138 mile shortline. The D&I Railroad operates their trains over former Milwaukee road trackage. This fascinating rail system is owned by LG Everist, Inc. and begins at their large sand and rock quarry in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Traveling south the rail line passes through Sioux Falls, SD as the tracks then wind their way along and over the Big Sioux River all the way to Sioux City, Iowa. The DAIR action includes unit aggregate trains, grain, ethanol and general freight. Their very long trains are powered with up to 10 diesel lashups as they work the rolling grades and across the scenic countryside. Diesel power on the Dakota & Iowa include 15 GP9's, a GP20, and a few GP39-2's, GP50's and SD39's. Plus a brief look at some of the DAIR's connecting railroads being the Burlington Northern, Ellis & Eastern and the BNSF. Rail footage 1992-1995 / 2007-2008.

101 Minutes - Beautiful Color - Live Audio - Narration

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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