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Review of 3985 Challenger DVD

Highlights from the history of the 4-6-6-4 Challenger engines built by ALCO between 1936 and 1943. Take unique trips with 3985 the only Challenger still remaining in operation and one of the largest steam locomotives operating today. See early excursions after reconstruction in 1981 and pace her from the air as 3985 doubleheads with 8444 over Sherman Hill. The pair of engines crests Donner Pass deep in snow. Watch 3985's first solo expedition across Wyoming and through the Bear River Range to Pocatello. Catch the first fan trip down the city streets of Salt Lake, south to Provo and experience breathtaking pacing against the Wasatch Range all white with winter. Bonus footage at the end shows 4-6-6-4s, a few 4-8-4s, and early diesels in the 1940s on the high Plains of Nebraska when Challengers did real work on the Union Pacific.

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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