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Review of Diesel Power on the Southern Pacific D-119 Charles Smiley Presents

 4.5 of 5 (2)
Glistening vintage color film of Southern Pacifics world famous Coast Line Route. See Santa Barbara in the early forties with daylights and troop trains all pulled by steam. Huge cab forwards are also shown with long blocks of reefers. View the men and women of the SP over sixty years ago, all pitching in for the war effort. Southern Pacific's transition from steam to diesel is well covered with plenty of F-units in both bloody nose and black widow liveries. Visit Old Taylor Yard with lots of GP-9's and SD-7's and witness some of SP's rare DD-35B's and the giant U-50's in West Colton transfer service. Also included is classic Tehachapi, Beaumont Hill and Old Cajon Pass with U-33C's and older SD-39's and GP-35's as helper and mainline power. Climb aboard passenger excursions on the freight only Santa Paula and Burbank Branches powered by sets of F-Units. A step back through the last fifty years on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Some Locations: Oakland and San Jose San Joaquin Line Cajon

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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