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Review of California Vintage Collection DVD

 4.3 of 5 (4)
Featuring These 3 Shows on 1 Disc:
Gerald M. Best'sCalifornia Limiteds
California Zephyr
Western Pacific on TV
Three rare films are brought together here for a nostalgic and thoroughly entertaining revisit of California railroading from the 1920s to the 1950s. Included on this combo DVD are: Gerald M. Best's California Limiteds The films of railroad cinematographer Gerald M. Best are highly prized among devotees of the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe. This video takes you back to the late 1920s for Best'sown black and white movie footage capturing the Daylight the Grand Canyon Limited, and even the Santa Paula local. The action is mostly in Southern California but you ll also see Pullmans over Cajon Pass, action at long vanished city terminals, and the only footage we know of showing the Mt. Tamalpais gravity car! Black and white. 33 Minutes.California Zephyr. In this rare 1950s public relations film, you ll see glimpses of 50s-era Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Oakl

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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