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Review of Illinois Junctions Vol2 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 4 of 5 (1)
In Illinois Junctions 2 we visit 4 major locations, plus 2 locations are visited briefly. The first location is Centralia, in Southern Illinois. Here the mainline of the former Illinois Central(now CN), goes south through town, and so does the BNSF and Norfolk Southern, which parallels the CN line for several blocks in downtown Centralia. We see a variety of NS trains, as well as several BNSF coal trains. Most of these coal trains have distributed power units on the rear. NS uses the BNSF to pass through Centralia, and both BNSF and NS cross the CN on a diamond before splitting apart south of town. Trains on BN and NS tend to run a bit slower than CN, due to speed restrictions, but this is a good location for train watching. We also have a special segment watching an older BNSF unit do some switching.

Next we head a few miles north to Odin, where the former Baltimore and Ohio Cincinnati to St. Louis line crosses the former IC line. Now its CSX crossing CN. Here we see a CSX auto trai


Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
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Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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