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Review of 5 Years of 21st Century Steam DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
This is the most recent title from Diverging Clear Productions, released on December 4, 2015. This program was five years in the making, shot between July, 2011, and September, 2015.
All four engines to handle mainline excursions as a part of the 21st Century Steam Program are featured: Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 and 2-8-2 #4501, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 and Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 #611. Also featured is a look back at the original steam program with #611, Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 #1218 and St. Louis & San Francisco 4-8-2 #1522.
Both #630 and #4501 are featured on Tennessee Valley trips, and running without diesel assistance on trips between Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee. #765 is featured on trips in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Pennsylvania; running on former Wabash rails and on the former Pennsylvania Railroad route through Altoona and around Horseshoe Curve. #611 is featured on a pair of Lynchburg to Petersburg, Virginia, trips in June, 2015.

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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