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Review of The Virginia and Truckee The Final Years Sunday River Productions

 2 of 5 (1)
Completely revised Double in Length

In the first part,shot by Arthur E LaSalle in 1949, the westbound Overland Limited arrives Reno behind a cab forward and The Virginia and Truckee daily mixed departs from the opposite side of the station for a three hour run the entire length of the line. Next, Wilbur C. Whittaker captures the highlights of an NRHS special: Reno to Carson City. Finally, from the Otto Perry collection, the last passenger train and the final official train, each from Reno to Minden in May 1950.

The V and T was built to serve:the Comstock lode. This is the railroad that carried more than the combined weight of all its rails and stock in pure glistening silver from the richest hill on earth.

It includes a visit to the 17 stall sandstone round house in Carson City, eyeball to eyeball pacing at a thunderous 45 MPH and lonely shots of a tiny train against the snow capped peaks that frame the desolate Washoe valley. Running time 44 minutes. New on DVD

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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