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Review of At the Throttle CN Extra 6060 West DVD

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Canadian National 4-8-2 number 6060 is the only operational mountain type locomotive in North America. In 1986 after undergoing a major rebuild in Jasper, the engine headed for Steam Expo 86 in Vancouver with a train of grain cars and a caboose. This video, originally made by Rail Innovations, has never been put on DVD. Now that we own the video, we have put it together for DVD and have included a couple of extra scenes not in the original show. The main part of the program is footage shot by a crew member inside the cab between Boston Bar and Vancouver. You get to see inside the engine cab, with the crew at work several times, plus get to see the track ahead looking over the engineer's shoulders a few times. In addition to this we have footage trackside and from a helicopter that was made on that second day between Kamloops and Vancouver. Ironically Greg Scholl Productions was there and shot this on video as well, but our production was never put on DVD(maybe someday who knows). Greg

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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