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Review of The Complete Sierra DVD Sunday River

 4 of 5 (1)
The Sierra portrayed in Mid-century at the Zenith of Steam operations. Locomotives 34, 36, and Articulated 48 with freights that stretch to the horizon. And, of course, 3 and 28 in different colors and road names as each served the movie industry. Dozens of Double-headers and two different Triple-headers.

It covers the foundations on which the Sierra was built: Gold, Timber and Hydro-Power and continues through the period when the railroad became holy grail for makers of Hollywood Westerns and the Mecca of railroad enthusiasts world-wide. The final steam run is shown and the arrivals of the three famous S-12 diesels. it closes with the 104 year old Number 3 as she appears in 1995 to celebrates Modesto's 125th Anniversary.

The Yosemite Valley Railroad, the Hetch-Hetchy, and the Yosemite Short Line are presented in archival black and white stills and elaborate 4 color maps. Their relationship to the Sierra and other rivalries are highlighted. Photographed by John F Kirkland

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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