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Review of Great Steam Trains Vol 3 DVD

 4.5 of 5 (2)
This video was originally released in 1995 or 1996, and is being released on DVD in 2010. This has something for everyone with its mainline and mountain railroading. In 1992 we see N&W 4-8-4 611 make a roundtrip to Williamson where it backs east a few miles for a ceremony for the N&W Ohio extension, which we cover as well. The 611 is chased as far as Kenova where the light was failing. This was about 2 years before the end of the NS steam program. Our second segment is doubleheaded 4-6-2's on the short-lived Virginia Central. This operation only lasted about 3-4 weeks as the two ex-CPR engines 1238 and 1286 ran from Charlottesville to Clifton Forge over the CSX line(former C&O via Staunton). With a couple of steep grades 2 engines were needed for this 8 coach train, and while we did not get many shots, it was an exciting segment to see two matched engines on a train. This was shot in October of 1993. Our third section is out west in New Mexico and Colorado as we witness doubleheaded 2-

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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