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Review of Great Shortlines West

 4.3 of 5 (4)
We visit ten shortlines with scenes spanning from 1970 to 1998. Two of our visits include cab rides and access in two, truly great shortlines - the A&NR of Texas and CORP in Oregon.

See the Amador Central in its prime and up to the last day of operation. The Amador's blue Baldwins and the Baldwins of the Trona bring you back to an earlier era of diesels.

The ALCO diesels of many roads are in this video. Early GE power is brought to you on the Modesto & Empire Traction Co.

The most dramatic chapter is on the CORP and its 3.6% grades with up to 6 units over the Siskiyou Mountains.

Visit the people on several of these lines for an insider's look at the business of running shortline railroads.

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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