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Review of Sierra Shortlines Vol 2 - Yosemite Amador Nevada County Hetch Hetchy DVD

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Yosemite Valley Railroad
Yosemite Lumber Incline
Amador Central Railroad
Nevada County Narrow Gauge
Hetch Hetchy Railroad

Yosemite Valley Railroad carried thousands of sightseers from Merced to El Portal -- the gate to Yosemite. See the seventy-eight mile scenic trip aboard 1944 and 1945 fan trips. Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber Company's operations, including its spectacular 67% incline, are featured in detail.

California's fabled three-foot Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad traversed Mother Lode country from Colfax to Nevada City. Our program features 2-8-0 #9 powering regular freights, and the last fan trip in 1939. Ken Yeo reminisces about the railroad's history.

To connect its new Sierra Nevada damsite to the Sierra Railroad, San Francisco began constructing the Hetch Hetchy branch in 1914. Rare 1923 historic films show trains, snow removal and work on the dam. A 1947 scenic fan trip is featured; followed by track removal in 1949.

Amador

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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