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Review of Heritage Series Frisco 1522 Highball to Centralia! DVD

The weekend of June 5 and 6, 1993, St. Louis & San Francisco 4-8-2 #1522 took part in Norfolk Southern's popular steam excursion program with a pair of trips to Centralia, Illinois, over the western end of the former Southern Railway line from Louisville, Kentucky, to St. Louis, Missouri. This was to be the last time a Norfolk Southern excursion would run over this line, and was only the second time since 1980.

We cover both days of these excursions, with footage from three different cameras. Coverage includes pacing and trackside views, along with a ride in 1522's crew car "Firefly." All aboard for a look back at a fondly remembered Midwestern excursion star! The Heritage Series features railroads as they were, from fallen flags to steam locomotives in excursion service that are no longer in operation today.

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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