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Review of Norfolk Southern Steam Vol 1 on DVD by Greg Scholl

 4 of 5 (1)
Experience the excitement of 4-8-4 Class J #611 and 2-6-6-4 #1218 on former Norfolk and Western trackage once more. This "Pure N&W" tape covers these locomotives throughout the system from Roanoke to Cincinnati and north from Portsmouth on the Columbus line. You'll enjoy highlights of trips shot between 1987 and 1989 on many different operating days. The 1987 NRHS convention in Roanoke is highlighted with 611 on a passenger train and 1218 on a coal train as the two trains run side-by-side as they climb Christiansburg grade westbound. Lineside scenes are accompanied by on-train scenes. Doubleheaders are also shown with the two engines as well as countless scenes of the engines separately on other trips such as the 1988 Independence Limited with 1218, 611 on the Portsmouth line in 1989, 1218 on the Columbus line in 1987 and 1988, 611 on a run from Portsmouth to Bluefield for the first time since 1959, and more. There is some truly exciting action at some of the best locatio

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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