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Review of Santa Fe Pictorial on DVD by Greg Scholl

 4 of 5 (1)
Enjoy great action on the Santa Fe Railway with a variety of trains and locations. Similar to our Southern Pacific Pictorial this video was shot over several years, and includes action on Cajon Pass, and Tehachapi loop, plus some additional shots along the transcontinental mainline in Arizona and New Mexico. Tehachapi is interesting as we see old units, then in more recent times new wide-cab units in their first tour of duty. You'll see Tehachapi loop with several trains in the region and a variety of trains and paint-schemes. One neat shot shows a 10-unit freight descending the loop at Caliente with a flock of sheep in the foreground competing to make the most noise. Oh, and there is a caboose or two in there as well. The new GM and GE widecabs are evident as well as older F45 units. Shot between 1989 and 1992 there is a wealth of interesting trains and rugged western scenery to enjoy, all before the BNSF merger took place.

DVD includes an additional 20 minutes of footage that

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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