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Review of Steam in the 90s Volume 1 DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
In 1994 we did our first America By Rail video, which included Strasburg 475 and Ohio Central 1551. This is footage from that trip, but we show you the whole scenes, and much more than what you may have seen in the previous 1994 video. Ex-Norfolk and Western 4-8-0 number 475 operates from East Strasburg to Leaman Place (Paradise) Pennsylvania. We see shots at the station, plus several trackside runby's. There are also servicing scenes of 475, and running around the train at Leaman Place. There is a nice little grade on the return trip which we cover 2 or 3 times. There is also a little music video of Amish at work and in buggies. This railroad has some of the largest ridership in the country.

Our next stop is in Sugar Creek, Ohio, for the Ohio Central Railroad. They operated a tourist train 5 miles to Baltic and back. Ex-Canadian National 4-6-0 number 1551 is the power. Some of this footage was also used in the America By Rail video, but some is also new, including the 1551 swit

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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