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Review of Garratts of Zimbabwe

Travel to Africa, noted for big game animals, and discover some of the largest steam locomotives surviving on the continent. The unique articulated steam locomotives known as "Garratts" still thrive in the country of Zimbabwe, which is now the worlds last stronghold of these interesting locomotives. You'll see 15th Class 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratts, and 20th class 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 Garratts on both freight and passenger trains. Watch Garratts work from the capitol city of Bulawayo to Victoria Falls on the Thomson Junction line and on the Plumtree line which interchanges with Botswana. Also visit the rebuilding shops and learn about the future of steam in Zimbabwe. You'll be treated to activity in the shops as workers rebuild locomotives just like they did in North America 50 years ago. Watch as hot rivets get "pitched" across the shop and land with perfect accuracy for the worker to install them. You'll also hear from the shop foreman, and Dave Putnam, the head of the Bulawa

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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