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Review of 18 Wheels of Steel Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 No. 1218 DVD

 4.5 of 5 (4)
This video is filled with spectacular scenes of Norfolk & Western Class "A" 2-6-6-4 No. 1218 in her very first excursion runs.

We follow her all the way from the NS Steam Shop in Birmingham, Alabama to her birthplace city of Roanoke, Virginia. Then it's into the mountains on her first excursion in some rainy weather that was so bad the trips were almost canceled! Our multiple camera crews captured all the magnificent drama of big steam in action as the 1218 pulled the train from Roanoke to Bluefield, West Virginia.

The next day was all sunshine and the 1218 was once again running out of Roanoke. In stark contrast to her first revenue day, Mother Nature provided us with a beautiful Sunday to watch the 1218 do what she does best.

Cab scenes, aerial views and scores of gorgeous runbys highlight this show about the N&W's finest freight locomotive. It is unlikely that the 1218 will ever run again.

60 minutes

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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