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Review of Burlington Northern C30-7s - Railfanning with George Redmond 1985-1999 Vol 2 DVD

Come along with NostalgiaRAIL and Cameraman George Redmond as we take a look at Burlington Northern's C30-7's in Nebraska and Illinois.

Burlington Northern purchased 242 of the model of the 1,137 built between 1976 and 1986, putting them in two different road number slots, 142 of them going into the 5000 - 5141 series and the remaining 100 into the 5500 - 5599 number series.

While not as numerous on the BN as the EMD SD40-2, of which the Burlington Northern owned 835 of the used in all sorts of service, the C30-7 was found to be an excellent locomotive for the coal trains out of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.

Railfans remember the model for it's distinctive chugging sound that was unique to the GE FDL series prime movers.

In this program, we will be visiting two states, Nebraska and Illinois. Watch as coal trains struggle to keep forward momentum as they lug Wyoming Black Diamonds over Crawford Hill, then we are off to Southern Illinois where we catch

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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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