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Review of Union Pacific Vintage West D-120 Charles Smiley Presents

 4.7 of 5 (3)
Visit 8 states, and see America's original and longest-standing line that helped build the west. Filmed by 14 different people, this material has plenty of the unexpected! Follow UP from the Harriman era to the modern times. See the phase-out of steam and the first and second generation diesels. The focal point is in the 1960 to 1980 period with the onslaught of mergers in the industry. Visit UP's new WP line for a great mix of trains. Featuring: E and F units, Early Geeps, SD24 and Uboats, DD35, DD40, U50, Turbines, Steam and More. This video will bring the viewer a good overview of the Union Pacific's rise to success from the E.H. Harriman days to the UP-MP-WP merger era. Besides the great UP action, we bring their competition into the picture and some of the railroads that nearly made it into the UP camp. See special coverage of the WP 'Inside Gateway' and the Feather River Canyon when the merger was beginning plus UP trackage rights trains on the Santa Fe.

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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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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