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Review of Challenger Goes East DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
Challenger Goes East highlights some of the eastern territory covered by Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" number 3985 as it heads for Clinchfield country to do the Santa Train. This video shows 1992 footage that is just being released on DVD in 2012, and shows several trips of the largest engine in the world. First we see two- camera coverage of the Louisville to Cincinnati segment along the former Louisville and Nashville (The Short Line as it was called), route. 3985 is pulling a medium sized train with no diesel helper. From KC Tower in Covington(Across from Cincinnati), the train continues east along the former Chesapeake and Ohio railroad toward Huntington, and we chase it about as far as Maysville where it continues in the dark. Next we are back several days later and see the Challenger made-up as Clinchfield 676 heading down the Big Sandy Subdivision of the C&O to connect to the Clinchfield Railroad, and operate along that line down to Kingsport, Tennessee. After the Santa Cla

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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