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Review of 614 Encore - C&O DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
Former Chesapeake and Ohio 4-8-4 614 is seen in May of 1981 first in Lima(a trip we rode), then the next day working out of the Ohio Valley on a trip to Louisville. This trip was not without incident which was partially caused by the evening before. We see some nice action on Banklick grade, and at the two tunnels, which no longer exist today on CSX. Then its street-running in La Grange. This is a rare look at steam on the Louisville and Nashville line, called the Short Line.

After Louisville we chase a one-way from Cincinnati headed to Columbus and get some nice action there on the former B&O tracks. We then venture to Virginia and catch 614 battle Afton Mountain a steep grade then tops off in a tunnel under the Blue Ridge Parkway west of Charlottesville. We get to see a neat scene with the booster running, and a total of two scenes of the engine really working hard. After overnighting in Clifton Forge we head toward Huntington, then see 4 different days of trips from Huntingto

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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