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Review of 261 The Power of The Milwaukee Road DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
* No. 261 turns a wheel under steam for the first time since 1954.
* The crew carefully monitors progress as the 4-8-4 travels from Minneapolis to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin over the Wisconsin Central on her break-in run.
* The pride of the Milwaukee Road once again storms a main line with revenue passenger trains - excursions over the scenic Wisconsin Central from Fond du Lac to Stevens Point and Junction City.

HERE'S all the action and excitement from the rebirth of one of the finest locomotives of one of America's legendary railroads - the old Chicago. Milwaukee, St.Paul & Pacific. No. 261 was one of ten (260-269) S-3 class 4-8-4 Northern types built by American Locomotive Company (Alco) in 1944 to meet the burgeoning freight and passenger demands of World War II. The locomotives substituted for diesels and streamlined Hudsons on the famous Hiawathas and were regularly found pulling such trains as the Arrow and Columbian. They also performed in freight service until reti

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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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