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Review of 4960 Steam Star of the Grand Canyon Railway DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
During the 1960's Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Locomotive No. 4960 pulled scores of special steam excursions in the Midwest. Now - 30 years later - she has been lovingly restored and has never looked better! The Grand Canyon Railway began running steam to the canyon in 1989. Soon the railroad's popularity increased to the point where they needed a bigger locomotive to handle the ever-larger trains. The 4960 was just what they were looking for. We spent FIVE WEEKS at the canyon taping this locomotive in action, so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the 4960! You'll see the first steam-up at the shop, the test runs, her Inaugural Run to the Canyon, a DOUBLEHEADER with No. 18 plus CAB RIDES with both the engineer and fireman wired for sound, explaining what they are doing as you ride with them!

Running time 85 minutes

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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