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Review of Shasta Steam DVD TSG Multimedia

 5 of 5 (1)
On the weekend of November 1st and 2nd, 2008, the Pacific Locomotive Association and the Northern California Railroad Club sponsored a pair of excursions on the Yreka Western and the McCloud Railway.

On Saturday, Yreka Western 2-8-2 No. 19 pulled a mixed train over the entire length of the railroad from Yreka to Montague and back. Joining No. 19 was ex-Southern Pacific SW8 No. 21, a rare diesel switcher with dynamic brakes!

On Sunday, McCloud 2-6-2 No. 25 pulled what was to be the last excursion over the Hambone Line, which was in the process of being abandoned.

No. 25 was purchased new in 1925 and has spent its entire working life on the McCloud. With No. 25 up for sale in late 2008, this was likely its last run as a McCloud locomotive.

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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