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Review of Canadian Pacifics Ford Hauler DVD

 4.3 of 5 (3)
One of the classic Twin Cities railroad icons for many years was a daily train in St. Paul known as the Ford Hauler. Beginning in the Milwaukee Road Days, this train continued throughout the ranks of the Soo Line and finally the Canadian Pacific, hauling automobile parts and finished vehicles to and from the St. Paul Ford Plant. The plant, which at the time was producing the Ford Ranger pickup, was shut down permanently in December 2011. This not only ended an era for Ford in the Twin Cities, but also for the CP's Ford Hauler. In this presentation, Videographers Douglas Hildebrandt and Chris Laskowski capture the Ford Hauler on several occasions, leading up the last days of its operation.
You will see Canadian Pacific and Soo Line GP 38-2's and GP 40's in charge of trains climbing Short Line Hill past famous landmarks as Dayton's Bluff, Fordson Junction and St. Paul's Summit Brewery. Plenty of switching action is captured at Ford Yard.

Not only will you see trackside vie

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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