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Review of Vintage Narrow Gauge Rare Steam 1947-1966 DVD

If you liked our Riding the RGS show released in 2020, then you will enjoy this first segment. Ted Collins shot both the RGS segment and this 1947 visit to the ET&WNC Narrow Gauge. The day begins with a few chase scenes of #12 heading from Elizabethton to Cranberry. Then we see that they have boarded the cab for the remainder of the run to Cranberry. Here the engine takes water, and switching is done, before they head back west tender-first. There are some nice scenes in the Doe River Gorge. After the gorge the visitors get off and follow the train into Elizabethton, where the trip ended. A final shot of the same crew taking engine 204 back to Johnson City on the standard gauge ends this rare segment. There is very, very little coverage of this line since it went out of business in 1950 (The Narrow Gauge portion that is).

Next we head south of the border with California enthusiast Jim Vail. He hired a local guide and spent the better part of a day at the San Lazaro yard in Mexic

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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