When steam disappeared from North America, little did we realize that we would soon focus our attention on the nation of South Africa, a magical land of broad unobstructed vistas, brilliant sunrises and sunsets, cool clear days, and stunningly diverse rail routes. Most important. here was a large steam fleet with many locomotives built in the image of American steam. Those locomotives reflecting African tradition, such as the distinctive Beyer Garratts, held a fascination of their own. The railways of South Africa have even catered to steam enthusiasts from around the world by organizing fantastic rail tours offering photo opportunities unmatched elsewhere In the world. Yes, the great steam experience did not die — it just moved to South Africa.|
On this DVD you'll find -
• Locomotives from wheel arrangements 4-8-0 and 4-8-2 through 2-6-2+2-6-2 and 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratts.
• Mainline action over fabled Lootsberg and Montague passes.
• Branchline action up the sw
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
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