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Review of 765 & The Nickel Plate Story DVD

Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 765 was restored by the Ft. Wayne Railroad Historical Society in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and first operated in December of 1979. It ran a lot of excursions in the mid-1980's to 1993. Our show features a brief period in 1982 where the engine was leased to the NS Steam program,since they were short of steam power, and newly restored N&W 611 was operating trips further east on the system. We begin with some background info on the engine, followed by some scenes of a one way trip from Cincinnati toward Lexington in 1982. This features a couple of really nice shots on the steep Erlanger Hill climbing out of the Ohio River Valley. Next is footage of the two day Lexington to Chattanooga trips on October 2nd and 3rd, 1980. This takes us through the famous Southern Railway's Rat Hole both directions. As an added bonus 765 is sporting a lovely 3-chime Pennsylvania Railroad whistle for this weekend. We end with a couple extra scenes of 765 heading home from Cincinnati in Novemb

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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