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Review of Cab Ride Over Kicking Horse Pass - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 4.2 of 5 (6)
This video is a nice companion to the CP's Kicking Horse Pass video since you see on-board coverage from Field to Lake Louise. Our new SD40-2F wide cab unit, #9020 is the lead diesel on our 3-unit freight eastbound. We watch the train arrive at Field, the crews changed, and off we go inside the cab up the famous Kicking Horse Pass. Most views are straight ahead through the front of the cab as you enjoy the line and pass through both Spiral Tunnels, where you see the rock walls of the inside of the tunnels. There is a bit of drama as one unit dies just as we exit the upper Spiral Tunnel, and we have to make an unscheduled stop. Also we get a brief explanation of the controls by the engineer, and pass a westbound freight in the siding at Divide as we conquer the Summit before going downgrade into Lake Louise Station. The video ends as 9020 leads the train out of Lake Louise.

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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