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Review of Canadian Rails in the 1950s DVD

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Canadian Rails In The 1950’s combines films from several collection. These primarily are Canadian Pacific from the western provinces, but there is more than just riding some trains. The first part is a 1952 journey from Vancouver aboard Train #2, behind steam as far as Revelstoke. We will pass other steam and diesel trains along the route. Of note are 2 trains that have Selkirk 2-10-4’s in the mountain regions. Before that there is a side trip to Jasper to ride a CN diesel powered mixed train or two, then we rejoin the CPR to continue east to Calgary. Our return to Vancouver is a steam powered trip along the CPR’s southern mainline through Nelson and rejoining the mainline at Odlum, near Hope. Lots of rare footage in this region.

Our next segment begins riding behind and in 2-8-2 5469, including a meet with a diesel freight. Then we are riding in the cab of an F-unit on train #1, the “Canadian”, and meet 5469 in the same area near Kamloops. We ride westbound, and enjoy

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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.
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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