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Review of Canadian Steam 1957 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 4 of 5 (1)
Ride along with photographer Maynard Laing as we enjoy his 16mm films of a journey to Western Canada in 1957. You'll see places like the CN yard at Port Mann, and the CP Drake Street yard in the Vancouver area. Also locations like Coquitlam and Chilliwack see steam action as well as CN activity in Kamloops with roundhouse, switching and steam departures. Then we head to the prairies for more Canadian National and Canadian Pacific action. You enjoy servicing shots and turntable scenes at several locations. Locomotives seen on the Canadian National include 0-6-0, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 2-10-2, and 4-8-2. Canadian Pacific locomotives include 4-6-0, 4-6-2, 2-8-2, 2-10-2, and 4-6-4. While there was no audio recorded during 1957, we have merged appropriate CN and CP steam sounds from 1958 and 1959 trips recorded by Elwin Purington. There are even some of the same locomotives and classes, so sounds are quite authentic sounding. There is a nice variety of activity from pacing CN 2-10-2 #4301 west f

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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