This video was originally shot in 1987 during 2 weeks in February. The cold was brutal reaching -25 to -35 degrees F for a solid week. We mostly had nice blue skies for that time though. This was a follow-up video to our "Via F's In The Rockies" which we had shot in Western Canada during the summer of 1986. Most of the F-units were removed from western Via Rail trains, but many soldiered on in the east for the winter of 1987. We enjoy several trains west of Toronto, on the lines to Stratford, and to London via Woodstock. Along the way we see a few newer units, including LRC's which are now also a thing of the past. The power on the older units is primarily FP9, and Alco FPA-4 units. Most trains have steam heating cars as well. This video was also shot on the same trip as our "Snow Plow With CN F7's"(See Snow Plow videos).|
We'll also see a few CP and CN freights along the way, plus visit the ONR yard at North Bay. There is also a nice scene of a snow sweeper along the CPR at Dorv
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
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