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Review of Union Pacific Steam Classics Vol 1 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 4.5 of 5 (2)
Travel back to the late 1940's through 1958 to see Union Pacific Steam in action in regular service. Through the 16mm films of Shelby Cambell we enjoy seldom seen footage on the Kansas Division around Topeka, and on the Marysville Cutoff. After steam was gone in 1955 from the Kansas Division, the photographer shot on the Nebraska Subdivision in eastern Nebraska at places like Grand Island, Columbus, and other locations. On the Kansas Division we see the giant and rare 3-cylinder 4-12-2 engines of the 9000 series in action on the Marysville Cutoff. These were the largest 3-cylinder engines in the United States. We also see a wide variety of 4-8-2's, 4-8-4's and 4-6-2's in passenger service on the local passenger trains, as well as 1955 troop trains which were long trains of Pullman cars hauled by a 4-8-2 or 4-8-4's. Many of these trains are shown west of Topeka as they ran from Ft. Riley to Kansas City. High-stepping 4-6-2's are seen on trains 39, 40, and 69 regularly, and we see a few

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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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