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Review of Taconite Trains of Minnesota Volume 2 DVD

Featuring the: Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Ry • Canadian National RY • Burlington Northern RR • BNSF • Cyprus / Cliffs Northshore Mining Railroad • LTV Steel Mining Railroad • Cliffs Erie Railroad
This program covers the numerous railroad changes that have occurred over the past 20 years across the Mesabi Iron Range in scenic Northeastern Minnesota. With rail line mergers and acquisitions there are now three new railroads since our original 1992 release of Taconite Trains of Minnesota. Plus, new diesel power and several railroads have also added new ore cars to their fleet. The rail action includes long unit trains of: taconite pellets, crude ore, limestone and tailings. The iron ore products are either being transported to taconite processing plants across the Iron Range or to their Great Lakes shipping ports that are located on the shore of Lake Superior. Witness the awesome diesel power that's needed to pull these extremely heavy ore trains. The locomotives include:

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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