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Review of L & N 152 Pride of Kentucky DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
L&N 4-6-2 152 was built in 1905 so its over 100 years old, but still looks like a well proportioned modern steam engine, and puts on a nice show on the Kentucky Railway Museum's former L&N trackage from New Haven to Boston. We begin with morning activities as 152 readies the train and pulls up to the depot. Then we capture some of the best locations on the route as 152 pulls 2 trips with 6 coaches, and an evening trip with 3 coaches. In between we will see them run-around the train at Boston to set-up the return trip.

The following day we ride the cab of 152 seated right behind the engineer as we head out of New Haven with another 6 car train. There are several slow orders and each time we charge out of a slow order back to regular track speed which makes for a nice show from 152's stack. Watch the track ahead and out the side of the window, as well as see scoops of coal going into the firebox from the shovel. This section has a brief narrative to set-up the cab ride and then ru

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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