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Review of Ohio Central Cab Rides & Trackside DVD

This video features cab rides in both of the big engines on the Ohio Central, but then continues with more scenes shot trackside for additional runbys and action shots. We begin with a day in Sugarcreek on June 7, 2002 with scenes of ex-Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 on the Sugarcreek to Baltic excursions. We shoot lineside runbys, then later in the day get a cab ride in the engine to Baltic, where the engine runs around the train to pull the train back northward tender-first.

The very next day, June 8, 2002 we are in Dennison for a run, that begins with ex-Grand Trunk Railroad 4-8-4 6325. Owner Jerry Jacobson was there at the station, and I spoke to him briefly just before the trip departed. I asked him if someday I could get a ride in the engine, and he said

“Sure Greg, how about right now”. So an unexpected cab ride from Dennison took place to a runby location west toward Morgan Run. We get several fine views inside the cab, as well as shooting outside the doorway

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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