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Review of Diesel Power on the Santa Fe D-117 Charles Smiley Presents

 4.3 of 5 (4)
The Santa Fe we knew is gone but the imprint it left on the west is celebrated here on brilliant color film that has been digitized and edited with care. A number of film sources show the late-great Santa Fe through a variety of motive power changes that reflect the Santa Fe's ability to respond well to an evolving industry. Few roads could compare to their quality of service. They left a positive and lasting impression on the public. The railroad industry in general maintained credibility through their efforts. Even in the rough times. TRAINS MAGAZINE comments Diesel Power on the Santa Fe gets off to a rousing start, with a fast-paced montage of motion picture and still images set to suitably dramatic music. Many of the scenic feature the classic places of the Santa Fe-Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal in days of the F's, Tehachapi, Cajon, and Barstow Yard. The careful editing (and excellent maps and graphics) do justice to the subject. This is a fine DVD and one that will appeal t

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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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