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Review of Steam on Horseshoe Curve

Go back to the most famous battleground between steam and gradient in the world. Here is mightiest steam in the Pennsy stable -- in fact on any railroad roster. Rare b&w footage from the 1930s and 1940s shows K-4s, M-1s (Mountains), Js (2-10-4 Texans), the famed I Class Decapod (600 2-10-0s, the largest fleet in the world), even E-6 Atlantics, heavyweight Pullmans and brass rail observations climbing the curve. Sync sound scenes include the famous ‘banshee whistle'. See many high-speed run pasts rounding the curve from trackside plus views from on board and in the cab.

Color footage from the 1940s and 1950s shows double and triple headers on the famous Horseshoe Curve in summer, the T-1 4-4-4-4s and Q-2 4-4-6-4s. The DVD closes with the arrival of the diesels: a Baldwin Centipede, E-7s and E-8s and, finally, the lo-nose hoods.


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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