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Review of Nickel Plate 765 Autumn Spectacular

 4 of 5 (2)
Nickel Plate 765's appearance in Michigan during 2009 has spawned renewed interest in this 2-8-4 steam locomotive. This coverage is from 1986 when 765 powered heavy trains at speed along the former C&O mainline. We begin with a weekend of Huntington to Hinton roundtrips on the famous New River Trains. No engine sounds louder than 765 as it starts a 29 coach train from St. Albums, or powers along at 50+ miles per hour. You will also see the last use of steam on the Hinton turntable. These trips have always been classic steam action, and 765 puts on a great show. Next we watch 765 on a one-way trip to Cincinnati from Huntington, which includes some nice side-by-side pacing shots from the car in good afternoon light.

From Cincinnati, 765 powered a weekend of trips to Russell, KY, which was the last stronghold of Chesapeake and Ohio Steam during the steam era. This trip includes some nice fall colors as it travels along the Ohio River.

Originally this program was 46 minut

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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.
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.
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A "Must Have"!

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