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Review of Steam In Mexico DVD

 4 of 5 (2)
All U.S. built (some former NKP, C+NW, Florida East Coast, etc.). From 4-4-0 Atlantics - over 100 years old - to sleek, modern 4-8-4 Northerns. The rare Mastadon (4-8-0) covered in-depth. Three or four box cab electrics plus early Alco and EMD diesels.

90 steam run pasts - half of them narrow gauge - 26 cab rides. Dozens and dozens of old friends, sizzling away, waiting for the signal to change. Vignettes of engineers, firemen, brakemen, conductors, all in action. The whole, beautifully photographed, much of it against a stunning backdrop of 18,000 feet volcanoes. Made with close attention to detail by the professional cinematographer Mac Owen and his wife.

Close shots from the pilot of a diesel locomotive as it climbs from sea level at Los Mochis to the summit of the Sierra Madre at 8,000 feet on the Chihuahua al Pacifico. 47 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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