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Review of Canadian Steam 1958 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 4 of 5 (1)
This second tape in the vintage Canada Steam series features a 1958 trip as photographer Maynard Laing and friends headed to the prairies of Canada for steam action. Elwin Purington was along recording audio, and many 16mm film scenes have the exact authentic audio, making this a rare treat indeed. We enjoy scenes in the Winnipeg area including Searle, and St. James Tower, and watch a CN 4-6-0 #1361 on the branchline to Morris. Also see a CN passenger train the Virden branchline, and scattered CP activity further west with a couple of G5 pacifics. We also visit Portage la Prairie and see several scenes of a doubleheader with two G3 4-6-2's including a neat pacing scene at 50 mph where they meet another G3 freight train at speed, and all with authentic audio. There are also some scenes east of Winnipeg including a mixed train, and pacing the Port Arthur train with CN 4-8-2 #6061 in the early evening. More scenes at Portage la Prairie and various locations near Winnipeg abound, b

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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