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Review of Tennessee Pass From Start To Finish D-108 Charles Smiley Presents

 3.5 of 5 (2)
Acclaimed by critics and fans alike, this has been a best selling video featuring Southern Pacific and the Rio Grande. This was the highest main line in the US with 3% grades and 40,000 HP trains. See plenty of manifests, coal, taconite and other trains. Colorful pool power, helpers and great train pacing plus all the heavy, colorful action in a beautiful mountain setting. See Power-heavy 100 car coal trains with 9 ACs battling the high altitude and steep grades like you'll never see again. THIS HISTORICAL ROYAL GORGE ROUTE WAS ABANDONED IN SEPTEMBER OF 1997. This movie was there to capture the last months of operation. Coal, Manifest and merchandise trains all run by the two cameras on a journey from Pueblo to Dotsero, Colorado where the line joins with the Moffat Route. We also show early the history of regional narrow and standard gauge development and explain the DRGW operating strategies right to the end of operation. A surprise includes a solid segment on surviving DRGW power on

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.

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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