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Review of CPR Steam - The Final Chapter DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Cameraman Newt Rossiter captured black and white footage on 16mm film, which has been transferred to video for this show. It was originally called "The Final Chapter of Canadian Pacific Steam in Ontario". Since we already had a title on South Africa called "The Final Chapter" we modified this title slightly. The show has three CPR engineers relate their experiences on most of the power that is show during the presentation, and includes 4-6-2's, 4-6-4 Royal Hudson, 4-6-0's, 2-8-0's, 5400 series semi-streamlined 2-8-2's and even a fantrip with 4-4-0 number 136. We see famous Royal Hudson 2839 in freight service and the very last fantrip with Royal Hudson 2857 which was later scrapped. There is a doubleheader fantrip with 136 and 4-6-0 815, and later a tripleheader with the same two engines, plus 4-6-0 1057. The regular service footage includes some branchline runs as well as other lines that may not be so well known during the final days of the steam era in

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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