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Review of Memories of Norfolk & Western 611 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 4.8 of 5 (5)
In 1994 the Norfolk Southern steam program was terminated and Class J, 4-8-4 # 611 may never operate again. However, our video will document some of the last runs of this magnificent steam locomotive as it steams through southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky between 1992 and 1994. You'll 611 work hard on the steep grades such as Erlanger Hill just south of Cincinnati in northern Kentucky, plus the steep grades at Batavia, Peebles and Seaman on the Cincinnati to Portsmouth line. We'll see many different excursion trains, plus some one-way moves that includes a short freight train pulled by 611. There are also scenes of 611 being turned on the Portsmouth wye, for the last time, and pacing shots along side 611 on the Portsmouth to Columbus line. We videotaped steam in these areas many times so you can be sure we captured the best locations to show 611 working hard and providing a good show. There is also a special guest visitor on the tape that we will leave as a surprise to those who p

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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