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Review of Everett White in the West

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Everett White was a prolific documentarian of the rails. In about 1940, he began traveling America and the world, capturing in still and moving pictures all manner of railroads, with an especially keen eye for electric lines.

Transit Gloria Mundi is proud to present the first collection of White's traction movies released on DVD. This premiere installment, Everett White in the West, covers the US from Chicago to the West Coast. The earliest footage, from 1940, includes cable cars in Seattle, and several San Francisco cable car lines no longer in operation. The most recent footage comes from the mid-1960s and includes the quirky Leonard's M&O subway in Ft. Worth. All the systems on this DVD are listed below. Several were even filmed in two different time periods.

Mr. White's movies come to us courtesy of Don Harold.

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Better coverage · Average coverage · Light coverage

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City

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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