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Review of Burlington Zephyrs

This is the story of the passenger train that changed the face of America. Railroading was never again the same after Ralph Budd, sent his pioneer Zephyr hurtling down the rails, non-stop from Denver to Chicago, 1017 miles in 785 minutes.

This is not only the story of that run, photographed from the ground, the air and on board, but also the story of Burlington's all all stainless fleet: Twin Zephyrs, The Denver Zephyr, The California Zephyr and another dozen Zephyrs.

It shows the beginnings of internal combustion passenger trains and includes Budd's only major competitor, The Union Pacific all aluminum M-10,000.

The final scenes of the California Zephyr on Soldier Summit and in The Feather River Canyon include some of the best color footage we have.

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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