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Review of Big Boy 4014 West Union Pacific DVD

 4.5 of 5 (2)
4014 is the largest operational steam locomotive in the World. The now famous Big Boy class of 4-8-8-4's were world renowned and in fact folks came from around the world to see this one operating for the first time in nearly 60 years.

We begin with the first run of 4014, on a break-in run from Cheyenne in the last rays of sunlight, as it heads south on the line toward Denver. We also have night scenes in Nunn, Colorado where the trial run would end. These scenes include arrival, inspection of the engine, passing freights, and servicing with grease guns and so forth. This was May 2, 2019.

On May 4th the epic trip to Ogden began in Cheyenne, with the goal being Ogden, Utah to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the joining of the first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. The trip took several days in 2019, as several stops were included for servicing the engine, and for viewing the engine at some locations. The first day ran from Cheyenne to Rawlins. On May 5th

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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.

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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