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Review of Steam in Australia Victoria & New South Wales DVD

The "Victoria and New South Wales" DVD offers a rare view of railroading at the height of Australia's steam era. Highlights include a holiday excursion train for school children meandering along the shore in South Geelong to Queenscliff.

In the richest gold mining town in Australia is another kind of gold for trolley enthusiasts: a fleet of 4-wheeled trolley cars built by J. G. Brill of Philadelphia, or manufactured from Brill designs, all at work in vibrant street and onboard scenes.

In New South Wales 30 Class passenger steam leaves from Sydney and works in the environs beyond. The unusual looking, but powerful Garratt locomotives take on the heavy job of hauling coal, often in the infamous brakeless 4-wheeled wooden coal hoppers designed in 1863. High-speed streamlined 38 Class Pacifics are featured pulling the "Newcastle Express". 36 and 50 Class engines race up the Tickhole grade.

The wide variety of motive power includes switchers, express, passenger and frei

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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