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Review of Canadian Steam 1959 - Greg Scholl Video Productions

 5 of 5 (1)
The third tape in the vintage Canada Steam series features a 1959 trip to Canada by Maynard Laing. Elwin Purington was also along recording audio, and many 16mm film scenes have the exact authentic audio, making this a rare treat indeed. Highlights include the last run of a CN passenger train on the Virden to Winnipeg branchline with 4-6-2 #5612, plus a chase of 4-8-2 #5060 bucking high winds with a heavy 10,000 ton freight. Then we see plenty of scenes around Portage la Prairie where the CN and CP transcontinental lines cross, and other lines diverge. There is lots of great steam activity here, including a neat late afternoon flurry of activity. Several times you will see more than one train in a scene. CN also has a large coal and water facility and nearly all trains stop for servicing. There are plenty of CN and CP freight and passenger trains with a variety of power, as many engines make their last summer of existence memorable for all of us to enjoy. Locomotives seen on th

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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