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Review of 4501 To Summerville DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
Back in the beginnings of the Southern Steam Program, the Southern dolled up 4501 with a green paint job to replicate the appearance of the Southern 4-6-2's. However when it received rebuilding work in the future, the folks at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), painted it back into its freight black, with the big number on the tender. So, it looks great now, and we take you for a weekend chasing the engine, during October of 2017.

The Summerville line is a regular freight hauling railroad which allows the TVRM folks to operate weekend excursions. There is a turntable at Summerville, and we will see some footage of 4501 using it as well. Coverage begins at the Grand Junction depot at the east end of the TVRM trackage. After taking the belt line the route connects to the Chattooga & Chickamauga Railroad, which operates from Rossville, GA(just south of Chattanooga, TN) to Summerville.

We enjoy 4501 at the station, and then watch it climb the grade out of the valley

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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