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Review of 1522 The Frisco Filly DVD

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (aka the "Frisco") steam locomotive 1522 returns to service in this one hour video. The 1522 was built in 1926 to haul high speed passenger trains, primarily on the Kansas City-Florida special between Kansas City and Birmingham, Alabama. She ran the Frisco Railroad until her retirement in 1952 and was donated to the National Museum of Transport in 1959.

This video was produced in cooperation with the St. Louis Steam Train Association. In this video, you'll see the 1522's restoration and her initial excursion runs. You'll watch her run in freight service on the Wisconsin Central Railroad between Chicago and Fond du Lac and Stevens Point in Wisconsin. Then you'll see her maiden passenger excursion between Chicago and Fond du Lac.

Plenty of trackside runbys, glass-smooth pacing, and in cab scenes with the engine crew make you feel like you're part of the action.

Produced and directed by Grant G. Geist.

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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