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Review of A Tribute to the Illinois Central DVD

The Illinois Central Railroad, which is also referred to as the Main Line of Mid-America, ran in the central United States from Chicago to New Orleans along with many other branch lines.

The Illinois Central became a part of the Canadian National Railway in 1998. A time when many class one's were finding merging partners.

In this production Marshall Beecher along with William Beecher Junior, Mike Savona and Chris Laskowski, capture the IC's black beauties hauling freight along the IC system and beyond.

Marshall captures the Illinois Central before and after the CN merger in the mid to late 1990's on its main line from Chicago to Humboldt, Illinois.

William, Mike and Chris join Marshall following the Illinois Central in several other areas. Included is a portion of IC's Iowa Division from Galena, Illinois to Raymond, Iowa. Then we finish the show watching post CN merger trains on former Wisconsin Central and Green Bay & Western lines led with IC locomotiv

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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