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Review of Covered Wagons of the Cascade DVD

 3.8 of 5 (6)
F Units and E Units, commonly known as Covered Wagons, were very much standard power in the 1950's & 60's. By the 1970s, age was catching up to these classic units and their sheer numbers began to dwindle as railroads either rebuilt them into switchers or retired them from service altogether. By the 1980s if you could catch any Covered Wagons in operation, you would probably seize the opportunity to capture them on film as their days were definitely numbered. Pentrex has assembled a collection of movie films shot by a railfan in the 1970's & early 80's who expected these first generation diesels to come full-circle at any time. An added treat was that these films were recorded using the actual sound as the trains passed. In this all-color DVD, we will get an all-too-brief look at activity from Portland Union Station and Chicago when Amtrak was young. A more extensive collection of films were made in Washington along the Burlington Northern between the Seattle area and Sumas, along the

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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.

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.
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.
A "Must Have"!

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