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Review of Great American Steam Locomotives Geared and Logging DVD

With all gearing exposed and all wheels powered, Geared engines were some of the strangest looking steam engines ever built. Join Trains magazine in taking a look at these fascinating steam engines in the Great American Steam Locomotives: Geared and Logging DVD.

Geared engines were some of the most unique steam locomotives ever built. They were designed to go into the woods, over very steep grades and questionable track to bring logs or coal out to either a mill or an interchange with a mainline.

Join Trains magazine in taking a look at these fascinating steam engines in the Great American Steam Locomotives: Geared and Logging DVD.

This DVD covers:

Cass, WV - the only operator of all three geared locomotive types
Graham County Railroad in NC - one of the last steam-hauled shortlines in the U.S.
West Coast Logging - several operations in California, Oregon, and Washington
Shay Race - Railfair 1999 in California

And more

Approxim

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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