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Review of Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD

 4.4 of 5 (8)
Do you miss the Santa Fe, SP, WP, and the old version on the UP? This presentation brings it back with a fine display of older smoking power, beautiful graffiti-free freight cars and trailers that are railroad owned. Four railroads are covered in the 1970's and 80's on beautiful "Kodak" color film with sound! These priceless film images were captured by Tom Butterworth and other 5 other dialed in ​cinematographers of the era, at locations that were some of the best in the world for this type of intense railroad action. We make the case for watching freight car traffic-patterns and loads to better understand how railroads worked before all the mergers in the 1990's change everything forever!

Tons of clean home road cars and Per Deim boxcars, Coop hoppers, lumber flats and special loads! Of course, every train has a caboose or two! The best trains are shown in their entirety, making this a "Candy Store for Modeler and railfans". The paint schemes, slogans and colors remind us ho

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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