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Review of Heritage Series Union Pacific MoPac Merger Years 1986-1988 DVD

The Union Pacific Railroad dates back to 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Bill to authorize the construction of a railroad from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. At the dawn of the 1980s the Union Pacific was essentially the same railroad, but that was about to change. U.P. absorbed the Missouri Pacific in 1982 and the Western Pacific in 1983, resulting in a railroad that reached from the Pacific Northwest and southern California to Chicago and the Gulf Coast.

This program looks at Missouri Pacific territory in Illinois as the Union Pacific image was taking hold between 1986 and 1988. Plenty of power still wore M.P. blue, but locomotives were being repainted in U.P. colors with Missouri Pacific lettering. Toward the end of this period, M.P. engines were being repainted in full U.P. livery. Climb aboard for a look at the newly acquired Union Pacific lines centered on Salem, Illinois, with visits to the St. Louis area at Dupo, Illinois, and K

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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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