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Review of The Joint Line DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
The Joint Line is an action-filled stretch of contemporary main line with a colorful past. Two fiercely competitive railroads, the Denver & Rio Grand and the Santa Fe, built parallel tracks between Denver and Pueblo, Colorado in the mid 1880s. However, the competition came to a halt during World War I when the US Government forced “joint” operations between the two railroads.

In the mid 1990s, which this production was filmed, the Joint Line supported the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western), the Santa Fe, and the Burlington Northern. Coal, freight, and passenger trains utilized this heavily traveled right of way. You'll see dozens of leased and run-through locomotives, pusher engines shoving hard against long coal drags, and some of the newer diesels, such as BN's SD70MACs. Old black and white photos showing steam and early diesel engines in this area add an interesting comparison of the present and the past.

Produced over four years, this pre

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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