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Review of Cuba Mainline Steam Parade DVD

This show was also released in 1996 as part of the Steam Around The World Series, and is now being offered on DVD for the first time in 2021.

This video depicts American-built engines still operating in Cuba during the sugar cane rush which is during the winter harvest. This video is strong in great action lineside photography where the engines are working very hard, as we witness highlights from a visit in 1996. You'll enjoy heavily loaded cane trains on both standard and narrow gauge lines. These are some of the best steam lines in Cuba, and we think you will really enjoy the show these engines give us with plumes of smoke to the sky, and great audio from the exhausts as they struggle to pull the heavy trains. There is a nice introductory segment in the tape which shows some of the Cuban surroundings and even includes many classic vintage American automobiles still operating. You'll see some wild things like a big ALCO 2-8-2 with a cow racing it, and a train that breaks apart

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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