Owosso Michigan is the home of Pere Marquette 2-8-4 number 1225. In February 2008 we see 1225 doing a little switching in preparation for the weekend of photo freight action. There is snow on the ground as we enjoy 2 days of action with a freight that appears like the 1950's. Along the way we see a variety of different types of locations and start-ups. This is big steam railroading in the winter-time, a rare treat indeed.|
The February 2019 charter featured a matched set of passenger cars for 1225, but there was no snow. Still it was cold and the passenger consist gives us different looks than the freight train that was 11 years earlier. There were several runbys that featured motor vehicles near crossings or grain elevators. There is even a nice night scene with 1225 passing the elevator at Carland, Michigan. The engine and trains look good and sound good making this a great show with rare winter action. Live audio. 77 Minutes plus bonus and previews.
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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