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Review of SP Steam Fantrips DVD

 4 of 5 (3)
Our look at SP Steam Fantrips starts in 1951 and ends in 1958 with the final SP steam fantrip. We will enjoy Cab Forwards, 4-8-2's, 4-8-4's including 4443 and 4460, 4-6-0's, 2-8-0's, AC9 articulated engine, 4-10-2's and 4-6-2 pacifics including 2475. There is a wide variety of trackage seen which includes seeing some steam in regular service from the excursions. There are several trips where multiple engines were used during the day, or over several days. It is really amazing to see all this different steam power, and the variety of destinations. On one trip from Oakland to Santa Cruz there were 3 engines used each way. Toward the end of steam we see some trips with 4-8-4 4443, 4-6-2 2475, and 1744 and 4460 which was the final engine to operate on SP mainline trackage. This engine is now at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis.

We have included all the dates of these trips and as much info on the excursions and engines as possible. This is a really fine show of steam that does

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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