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Review of Southern Pacifics Shasta Route Circa 1950 Volume 2 DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Lumbering played a vital role in Oregon's development and economy. Rare footage shows logging trains powered by as many as slx "hogs" on the Tillamook Branch, and the last regular passenger train on the Coos Bay Branch.<p>
Portland's vast facilities at Brooklyn, which anchored SP's northern-most terminal are shown, with details of locomotive servicing and the last run of steam, with a 4-10-2, SP's huge three cylinder locomotive.<p>
A study of the Shasta Daylight - with cab views of its run from Portland to Klamath Falls, and more onboard and runby scenes of the train making its way through northern California -- captures the train's striking beauty.<p>
This remarkable collection of Catenery Video's rare action scenes eloquently conveys the excitement of railroading in western American a half century ago, a fitting epitaph for a bygone era!
62 Minutes, color, full sound track.

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
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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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