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Review of Southern Pacific 2472 DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
The San Francisco Bay Area's own steam engine, Southern Pacific 2472, completed its longest journey to date when it traveled from San Jose to Los Angeles and back in September, 1992. The 4-6-2, which is owned by the Golden Gate Railroad Museum, performed flawlessly as it pulled the Pacific Limited excursion special.

On the return trip from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, the engine powered The Earth Train, a special charter headed for the East Coast. After separation from SP 2472, The Earth Train continued on its way pulled by diesels.

The engine and train traveled over Southern Pacific's Coast Route in both directions. This route follows the scenic Pacific Coast shoreline for many miles. The colorful excursion special consisted of Rio Grande Ski Train cars and private dome cars.

SP 2472 is a beautifully restored engine that looks great at the head of a long train. This first long-distance trip will be remembered as one of its most memorable.

1 Hour

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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