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Review of Illinois Junctions Vol1 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 5 of 5 (1)
Illinois Junctions is a variety program showing several rural Hotspots in eastern Illinois. If you enjoyed our Rochelle-Double Track Diamonds, then you will like this one with several locations instead of simply one.

First we visit Watseka, which has the old Chicago and Eastern Illinois Mainline going south from Chicago. This line is jointly operated by Union Pacific and CSX, so the doubletrack line sees trains from both railroads, since it splits several miles south of Watseka. The former Toledo, Peoria, and Western, which is now Rail America goes east-west on a diamond crossing the UP/CSX and we see a local there twice. There is also an Alco in operation at the Watseka Grain Company, and we see some other power on mainline trains.

Next we head a bit further west to Gilman. Here we are see the same Rail America Trackage and a diamond with the former Illinois Central Railroads mainline from Chicago to New Orleans. This is owned by Canadian National now, but we see a great deal of I

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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