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Review of Heislers, Shays and Other Teakettles - A & R Productions

Off the mainline, you never know what you might find. Short lines, small locomotives, light rails and friendlier crews. Such were the three lines we visit here. The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina's standard gauge remnants still used two ex-Southern consolidations well into the 1960's and we catch the both in Johnson City, Tennessee at the service area. The Mississippian operated its 24 mile line between Avery and Fulton, Mississippi, with a pair of ex-Frisco consolidations. The Gainesville Midland operated two 41 mile lines out of Gainesville, Georgia, to Athens and Monroe. The line used a group of photogenic decapods. Great color and great pacing shots of the ancient 2-10-0's. Wherever there was timber to be harvested, there were tiny railroads to haul it. Among these were the Southwest Lumber Company at Flagstaff, Arizona, Rayonier in Washington State and the most-famed Westside Lumber, whose narrow gauge Shays and Heislers hauled millions of board feet of lumber from the

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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