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Review of Steamin in 2018 DVD

Once again we took to the road in 2018 in search of operating steam. 2018 marked the 9th year of operation for Southern Railway 2-8-01,401 at the Monticello Railway Museum in Monticello, Illinois. In May, Southern Rail Productions chartered #401 and a period mixed train for a day long photo train. We present some highlights from this charter, as well as some views of the locomotive in operation during September's annual Railroad Days.

Then we move on to Iowa, where Iowa Interstate's QJ class 2-10.2 #6988 returned to action for the first time in many years. T. locomotive handled ten short trips over two day, running at mainline speeds. We covered all tcn trips, along with deadhead moves.

Next we head to North Carolina for a look at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 2-8-0 #I702. Cool and wet weather made for a dramatic show of smoke steam as the locomotive handled trains along thc Tuckasegee River.

We wrap up the program at the Tennessee Valley Railroad, where we caught

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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