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Review of Winter Rails Over Donner - Day of the Spreader DVD

 3 of 5 (2)
Over six years in the making, "Day of the Spreader" is officially released.

The Union Pacific's Donner Summit line crosses the Sierra Nevada at over seven thousand feet. Keeping this "All Season Pass" open is vital to the railroad and California's economy.

When the snow gets too high for the Flangers to remove snow from the rails, the second line of defense is called into action. The Spreader is deployed to remove large amounts of snow from the mainline and shove it off banks and bridges clearing the path for new snow to fall. With the nose blade down, the wings extended out and a little speed, the Spreader will move a mountain of snow.

Harsh winters, temperatures in the low teens, snow falling forty eight inches in a single day and up to sixty five feet a year, have long been an obstacle to keeping trains rolling over the Sierra.

Learn some of the amazing history of Norden, Southern Pacific's former snow removal headquarters. See how emp

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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