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Review of Big Steam & Private Varnish Santa Fe 3751 DVD

Santa Fe steam locomotive #3751 is captured in a fascinating documentary of its first mainline trip
in over 50-years!

Big Steam & Private Varnish

3751 - Private Varnish DVD - If you are a fan of large steam engines, this one is definitely for you.

In the late 1920's, The Sante Fe Railway began tests on their new Northern-type steam engine #3751 between Los Angeles, Arizona, and New Mexico. So successful were the tests, that it wasn't long before she and her sister engines were seen in daily service all over the Southwest ...right up until the end of the steam era.

Then she was put on static display in a city park. That could have been "end of story" for 3751. It sure seemed so for a long, long time.

But then in the late 1990's, a dedicated team took action. The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society began a major project to restore 3751 to the high-speed, mainline passenger engine she was meant to be. (You'll learn all about it in the film.)<

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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