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Review of Mikados - Great American Steam Locomotives DVD

Trains Magazine presents Mikados, the latest in our series on Great American Steam Locomotives. This program provides an engaging look at the versatile 2-8-2 steam locomotive type. Starting with their development in the early 20th century through their use in the 21st century, the program provides a detailed look at these steam beasts in action. Famous examples include Southern Railway No. 4501, Grand Canyon Railway No. 4960, and Soo Line No. 1003. You'll see more than 35 locomotives operating in 17 states of both mainline and logging designs.

Approximate running time | 100 minutes

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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