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Review of A Day in Portage La Prairie DVD

 3.5 of 5 (2)
Travel to the Canadian provence of Manitoba where we spend time watching a variety of Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific trains and motive power. This show was shot in June of 1999, and we purposely went on a day where we could see the Churchill passenger train, which indeed had an FP9 as power on this eastbound section of the run to Winnipeg. During our day we see some older power on CN, and get some special bonuses with some unexpected activity on the CP. In addition to the train action, we also see some track work being done, as well as some neat comparison shots with some steam trains shot at the same spots 40 years earlier. The 1958 and 1958 Canadian Steam tapes were our first look at this spot, and inspired us to visit in more modern times to see for ourselves. Already our program is historic since the lone grain elevator we saw along the CP tracks is now but a memory. We end our Portage visit with a neat sunset, but thats not where the DVD ends. After Portage we shot some m

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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