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Review of China Mainline Parade DVD

This video is one of 5 videos in the "Steam Around The World" series that was originally released in 1996. It has not been available in any fashion for probably 15 years, so here it is on DVD as a new release.

Step into the Asian countryside of China and witness a big show of mainline steam, in the world's last stronghold of steam locomotives. You will see a little of everything that you might expect from a country that was building steam engines only a few years ago, and was still operating thousands of steam engines on a daily basis. In this video we take you to Northeast China where we see plenty of doubleheaders, and even some trains with rear pushers. Most are the QJ 2-10-2's on a variety of freight and passenger runs. One of the unique things about this video is that it contains the now retired RM Class 4-6-2's and the SL Class 4-6-2's in passenger service. You'll also see a lot of human interest scenes, and much more in the fascinating country. There are also several meet

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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