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Review of Big Boy 4014 Returns to Steam DVD

 4 of 5 (2)
Union Pacific 4014 has returned to steam and the mainline... after 60 years without being able to turn wheel on rail under its own power! UP brought her back to life to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike This DVD features exclusive historical footage, brand new (May 2019) footage and footage from 4014's trip from the RailGiants site in California to Cheyenne to be rebuilt by the UP steam shop crew. We'll see 4014 at all the hot spots, including Echo Canyon and the Wasatch grade. We'll hear from people who were there. We'll briefly visit Promontory and see (and hear!) the two replica steam locomotives built for the 100th anniversary Golden Spike celebration! Great pacing action in several locations!

Longtime Pentrex narrator Dave Drui tells us the story behind this amazing event. Of course, we will also see UP's "Living Legend" 844 as she accompanies 4014 to Ogden. 4014 and 844 doubleheaded the entire way and then we'll see the two steamers n

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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