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Review of Black Diamonds Through the Dunes BNSFs Sand Hills Sub DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
BNSF's Sand Hills Subdivision

Running through the wide open, rolling terrain of Central Nebraska's Sand Hills region is one of Burlington Northern Santa Fe's busiest main lines. The Wyoming coal boom has transformed this former CB&Q route into a major corridor for moving "black diamonds" to eastern markets. High priority freight and intermodal traffic to the Pacific Northwest also polish these rails.

Many different types of locomotives are seen on this line. Most coal is pulled by SD70MACs, with older power including C30-7s, SD60Ms, SD40-2s and leased Oakway SD60s seen on occasion. The non-coal trains also include a variety of motive power from GE Dash 9-44CWs to EMD GP30s! Every train in this fascinating video is identified with its symbol, origin, and destination.

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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