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Review of Two Ninety Atlanta & West Point 290 DVD

Atlanta & West Point 290 returns to service in this professionally produced 90-minute video.

Ex-A&WP 4-6-2 290 is a heavy Pacific type and was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1926. She is the newest steam locomotive to operate on the New Georgia Railroad, and has a long and colorful history.

You’ll see the 290 on mainline runs from Atlanta to Macon and Savannah, Georgia, plus a strip to Stone Mountain. You’ll also be trackside for a private photographers special using 290 to power an all Pullman green consist on the Atlanta loop. With no auxiliary water tank or diesels trailing, this train looks just like a typical passenger train of the late 1940s.

Plenty of trackside runbys, glass-smooth pacing, and in cab footage all add up to an action-packed program you won’t want to miss. As an added bonus, you also see the New Georgia Railroad’s E8s and FP7s in action.

Steamy, smoky runbys at the most scenic locations along New Georgia’s Atlanta loop m

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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