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Review of Norfolk & Western In Transition DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
These original 8mm films come to us from the relatives of the late Donald Jamieson, who was a family friend of the Scholl family. Don lived in Batavia, Ohio and owned a tool company behind the depot, so much of his footage is shot right in that area. However, he did venture to a few places with the Scholl family, or with Warren Scholl.

Don loved steam the most and tried to capture as much as possible near the end, but he only got a few things, before he realized the west end of the N&W was gone. He did get a rare shot of the Jawn Henry steam Turbine on a freight, a Class Z on the local, several scenes of a K1 on the local freight, plus a few steam passenger trains. This included the 603 on the official last steam run of the eastbound "Arrow". Later in 1958 he got some interesting footage of a major diesel freight wreck in Sardinia, and two days later once the line was open again we see the Powhatan Arrow eastbound, just two months before steam was eliminated. The power for this

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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