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Review of German Steam 1974 DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
Flying into Luxembourg we began seeing steam in the Apach to Trier region of West Germany with mostly 2-10-0's on both freight and passenger trains. We also spent some time in Lebach shooting some footage on the line to Saarbrucken. This segment features a rather nice cab ride in 023-075 (2-6-2). These were the most modern engines in Germany, some being built as late as 1958. Brother Randy was on this trip, so we used film from both cameras throughout the video including the cab ride. In one scene Greg is shoveling coal into the firebox for instance. We made 2 different visits to Lauda, and the big attraction here was the dual departure of two passenger trains normally powered by class 23 2-6-2's. We dubbed this 7:00 event as the "Racers". We captured this 3-4 times over the two different visits. It was an incredible thing to witness with one train going to Wertheim, and the other to Wurzburg and on two different lines of course. We also saw various other passenger trains and freights

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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