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Review of Historic Hot Spots Combo DVD

 4.3 of 5 (6)
Railfanning Southern California in the 1950s and
Santa Fe"s Pasadena Subdivision

Historic Hot Spots are etched in the minds of those who were there firsthand and revered by those who wish they had been. This amazing collection allows young and old alike to enjoy those wondrous times of transition in American railroading. Two best-selling programs are combined on one DVD, bringing you images from the 1950s and 1960s, taken at the best train-watching spots in Southern California. Included are:

Railfanning Southern California in the 1950s (60 Minutes)
Diesels were replacing the last of the mighty steam locomotives on the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe in the 1950s. You"ll see 4-8-4s, 2-10-2s, and Cab Forwards, plus EMD E- and F-units, SD9s, Alco PAs and FAs, FM C-Liners, Baldwins and more. Freight and passenger trains are shown at Cajon, Tehachapi, Beaumont Pass, LAUPT, Glendale and Burbank Junction; even over Santa Fe

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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