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Review of Rails to the Redwood Empire Northwestern Pacific DVD

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Rails to the Redwood Empire, originally released in 1991, is a pictorial history of the steam era on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which featured four distinct modes of transportation. The early, pre-1900 period was mostly narrow gauge, depicted in archival "then and now" photos. Marin County's aquatic separation from San Francisco spawned an efficient paddle-wheel ferry service, dating back to 1868; and its development Southern Pacificas a bedroom community and resort area fostered an electrified third rail commuter service in 1902. These operations are shown in separate sections. Commencing with the 1914 gold spike ceremonies, the main line from Marin to Eureka and major branches are covered in detail. The complexity of this relatively small railroad, which has intrigued generations of fans, is well-captured in these vintage films.

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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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