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Review of Steam Cab Rides - Greg Scholl DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
There is a brief set-up narrration for each engine, then the cab ride itself is live audio only, so you experience it the way we did when it was shot.

Lets examine these further. The first segment with 4-6-0 #1551 was shot during the time we got footage for "America By Rail-The Heatland" in 1994. However most of these were not used, since we had another camera there also. In this you will see good shots of the engineer, and fireman shoveling coal, as we make a run from Sugar creek to Baltic. Most of the views are from the firemans seat, plus a few others, like behind the engineer, and out the firemans side front window.

Louisville and Nashville #152 was ridden from Frankfort to Midway, Kentucky in 1987 as it made a one-way trip from Louisville to Paris where it did excursions the following weekend. This was the last time the engine went on this route apparently. We see shots behind the engineer, and pilot engineer, plus quite a few views of the fireman shoveling coal. The

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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