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Review of Tribute to the Erie Mining Ore Lines DVD

Featuring the last years of LTV Steel Mining Railroad to the Cliffs Erie Railroad Finale! The train action includes F9's powering mainline pellet trains from the Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota Taconite Plant to Erie Mining's Dock & Shipping Port on the shores of Lake Superior at Taconite Harbor. Plus, we go on top of the ore dock for an up close look at ore car dumping and ship loading. LTV's mine trains use Alcos and Baldwins to haul crude ore from the pits to the processing plant. GE and DM&IR lease units are seen powering a few pellet trains in the early 2000's. LTV Steel Mining's last pellet train is seen in June of 2001. Then the 2008 Grand Finale as the Cliffs Erie Railroad ran several trains including a A-B-B-B-A set of F9's to haul chips and ore fines from Taconite Harbor back to Hoyt Lakes. Plus, the show finishes with 17 bonus minutes of rare mine train footage from the Doug Buell collection. Rail footage era 1990-2008.

103 Minutes + 17 Bonus Minutes • Beautiful Color • Liv

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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