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Review of Big Boy 4014 Return to the Mainline DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
For decades it was only a dream: to see one of Union Pacific's massive 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" locomotives under steam again. Incredibly, though, #4014 is thundering down the mainline once again!In this jam-packed program, you'll see the Big Boy's return to steam, followed by her epic doubleheader with 4-8-4 #844 from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Ogden, Utah and back! If you like steam railroading action, that is "BIG steam railroading action, then you'll want to watch this today!

See Big Boy 4014's test run, her first time on the mainline in nearly 60 years!.
See her climbing, Sherman Hill, Peru Hill, and the Wasatch Grade.
Great action in Weber and Echo Canyons.
See the Union Pacific's big celebration in Ogden featuring the 844 and the 4014.
Attend the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental rail at Golden Spike National Historical Park.
Thrill the the rare sight of a 4-8-4 and 4-8-8-4 double heading for hundreds of miles on the mainline!.

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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