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Review of Rails of the Golden City 150 Years of Cable Cars Streetcars and Steam Trains in San Francisco DVD

150th Anniversary of Cable Cars in San Francisco 1873-2023
Out of the Halcyon Days of the Comstock Nabobs
Came the invention of the Cable Car in 1873.

From the Earthquake and Fire of 1906 To Baghdad-by-the-Bay of 1955. The Rails of the Golden City Provided transportation for the people of San Francisco.

The historic trains run again in this Archival film-based documentary.

In 1873, Andrew Hallidie utilized wire rope to first run a Cable Car on the Clay Street hill in San Francisco. This film celebrates 150 years of railroads in the City by the Golden Gate. Drawing on archival footage dating back to the Earthquake of 1906, and stills from 1873, the story is told of trains running in SF.

Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the Municipal Railway of SF, and the White Front Cars of the Market Street Railway are shown in detail. Footage of the earthquake before and after highlight the moments when San Francisco closed the doors on the halcyon days o

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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