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Review of Big Boys and Brothers in the 50s DVD

This DVD features the rare and original 1950s films of Mr. William Altheimer. Professionally and expertly converted to digital video, the films have outstanding clarity and color.

After the introduction, the following 24 minutes showcase 13 different Big Boys, including No. 4014 in regular freight service. Next, both early and late 4-6-6-4 Challengers are seen in action. The film continues with the 4-8-4 800s, FEF-1, FEF-2 and FEF-3 hauling both freight and passenger trains. The now famous FEF-3, #844 is shown hauling a mail train over Sherman Hill, prior to becoming "the ambassador of steam". The final 2 chapters cover the Turbines and a variety of UP First Generation Diesels. Audio is matched to the action and appropriate narration and music complement the presentation.

The content of this DVD has never been seen before and is sure to please! 98% color

Produced by JMJ Productions © 2014

Distributed by Sunday River Productions

68 minutes


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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