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Review of CPs Kicking Horse Pass on DVD by Greg Scholl

 4 of 5 (1)
There is no place in Canada more famous than Canadian Pacific's Kicking Horse Pass. This vital link in the transcontinental route was originally a brutal 4.5% grade until the famous Spiral Tunnels lowered the gradient to a more manageable 2%. We take you to this Rocky Mountain paradise in our program and show you the route from Golden, British Columbia to the Bow River Valley in Alberta east of Lake Louise. Included are heavy mixed freight trains and unit coal trains, leased diesel power, and new CP power.

You'll enjoy the stunning scenery throughout the Kicking Horse Canyon from Golden to Field, where engine crews are changed. Then the big climb begins, including two spiral tunnels and the cresting of the summit at the Continental Divide. Watch 3 sections of the same train moving at the Spiral tunnel, and enjoy beautiful snowcapped Rocky Mountain Scenery. Informative narration and area maps.

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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