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Review of Steamin in 2013 DVD

Cameras from Diverging Clear Productions visited Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee to capture the sights and sounds of steam locomotives in operation. This DVD is an overview of our video shoots in 2013, with approximately 15 minutes devoted to each of four locomotives.

The program begins at the Monticello Railway Museum in central Illinois, where restored Southern Railway 2-8-0 #401 has been a star attraction since 2010. The locomotive is seen in operation during September’s Railroad Days, and scenes from aboard the locomotive’s tender and brand new Stair Tower, a replica interlocking tower dedicated during this year’s event, are featured in addition to trackside views.

From Illinois we head to Pennsylvania Dutch country, where former Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 #475 operates on the Strasburg Rail Road. We filmed the locomotive in operation over the course of five days, and highlights of these scenes are presented in this program. Trackside footage includes clo

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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