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Review of The Majestic Mikado 4501 Southern Railroad DVD

Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1911, the 4501 was the first Mikado on the Southern Railroad. She ran the rails for 37 years, but in 1948, modern F3 diesels from EMD took her place. But retirement was short for this Majestic Mikado, a lady born to run!

In this video, you’ll see 4501 run through southwest Indiana, pulling round trip excursions from Huntingburg to Evansville. Then it’s on to Richmond, Virginia, and the “ Dixie Limited”. Leaving Richmond behind, she wheels ‘em hard sprinting for Keysville through Amelia, Jennings Ordinary and Green Bay. At Keysville, you’ll see some of the “Dixie Days Festival”. Then its back to the track as 4501 returns to Richmond.

With over 30 runbys, pacing scenes, rare film footage, plus a few surprise appearances from some other steam locomotives, we think you’ll agree, the 4501 is truly “The Majestic Mikado”.

Digitally re-mastered, this videos bring you forty minutes of great steam action!

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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