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Review of Milwaukee Road West D-118 Charles Smiley Presents

 5 of 5 (1)
See the Milwaukee and rivals from 1955 to 1978 covering the electrics, diesels and some lingering steam. Plenty of runby and trackside views of a vanished way of life in the mountain districts. Marvel at the GE Boxmotors, Bipolars and "Little Joes" and visit a number of locations. We review the history and technical aspects of the Milwaukee and how they fit in with their rivals and allies. The end of electric railroading and eventually the Pacific Extension is covered in the era of great mergers and changes. Railfan & Railroad comments As with all Charles Smiley tapes I have seen, there is a lot of added value beyond just showing transferred, railfan-shot film footage. This tape is a good choice for Milwaukee Road fans and for those who want a primer on an important piece of railroad history between Chicago and Seattle.-Tom Kelcec Features:Seattle, Tacoma Chicago Rocky Mountains Deer Lodge switching Substation views Electric Diesel & Steam Competing Lines


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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.
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.
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A "Must Have"!

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