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Review of BNSF Along the Route of the Santa Fe Volume 5 The Chillicothe Sub DVD

In our continuing series, BNSF, Along the Route of the Santa Fe, videographer Kenn Oberneder and Marshall Beecher take us on a journey across Illinois capturing intense train action on BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision. This sub runs from the Windy City through the rich farmlands and rolling hills of northern Illinois to the western terminal of Fort Madison, Iowa on the Mississippi River.

We set up our camera in several locations to document the last of the Santa Fe style cantilever signals that were found in several towns along the line before they were replaced with new LED signals.

Besides all the BNSF orange and green, there are plenty of Union Pacific trackage rights trains between Chicago and Kansas City, along with Norfolk Southern trains that come on and off the Streator, IL connection.

Fast intermodal trains to and from the west coast, along with many other types of trains rolling through America's Heartland are all captured in BNSF, Along the Route of the S

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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