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Review of Southern Steam in the 1970s DVD

The Southern Steam program was the largest excursion program outside of the Union Pacific in the 60's and 1970's. Some of the first films we shot were in 1969, and in 1970 we made one of our first train trips without the parents to Charleston, SC for the 1970 NRHS convention in September. First we drove to Spartanburg, SC where we followed Southern 2-8-2 number 4501 with a convention train that had originated in Washington, DC. We followed this train most of the day, but left it in Branchville, SC, where we headed out the line toward Augusta, GA. We then followed Southern 2-8-0 #722 on a convention train that had originated in Atlanta. We followed this until sundown in the outskirts of Charleston.

We then had a day where 5 engines were on display plus there were rides with the Best Friend of Charleston replica. The next day was one of the biggest of the convention as an excursion train went down the Seaboard from Charleston to Savannah, Georgia. This was a doubleheader trip with

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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