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Review of Your Colorful Southern Pacific D-133 Charles Smiley DVD

 4.3 of 5 (3)
This was the Southern Pacific at work on the Yuma District of the Sunset Route. The best material from our discontinued video, "Sunset Salute", is combined with a wealth of newly discovered material to make this new DVD video.

See mixed freights and ‘intermodal' trains as well as locals and transfer freights. We also bring lots of ‘foreign' and pool-power.

Visit the Imperial Valley lines to remember the Sugarbeet trains of the SP. Learn how the beet cars were loaded and follow the beets to Betteravia where they were processed at the Holly sugar plant. Beet trains handed off to the SMV Railroad at Guadalupe, CA are covered from the 1970s and 1992. And don't miss a cab ride on the SP-owned Carriso Gorge line just before hurricane Kathleen closed it to through traffic in 1976.

Featuring...
Yuma AZ to Colton CA
Desert beauty
Beaumont Hill 1991 - 1995
Helpers and Foreign Power
Imperial Valley SA&E Ry. cab ride c. 1975
Sugar Beet Train

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.
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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