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Review of Illinois Central 1990 Single Tracking Mainline of Mid-America DVD

1990 was a year of change along the Mainline of Mid-America.

That was the year that management decided to single-track the mainline between Chicago and New Orleans. In this volume, we see that last months of the double track mainline and the early months of single track operations between Effingham and Cairo in Illinois.

We also get a glimpse at the work making the cutover to single track at Carbondale, Illinois.

By 1990, most of the railroad's locomotives had been repainted into the new black paint scheme, and several models were still in operation that would not be on the roster for long.

As a special bonus, a retired Illinois Central engineer gives us a tour of preserved 4-8-2 #2500 in Centralia, Illinois.

This program is a must for any Illinois Central fan.

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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