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Review of St Louis Steam Celebration DVD

 5 of 5 (3)
The biggest steam event of 1990 took place in June when four of the nation's largest steam locomotives met at Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri for the NRHS convention. On hand were Cotton Belt 819, Frisco 1522, Norfolk & Western 1218, and Union Pacific 844. Pentrex fielded six camera crews to capture all the exciting events this gathering produced. We'll bring you coverage of the locomotives on their way to St. Louis, the convention excursions, and the doubleheader starring UP 844 and Frisco 1522 as they depart for home. Get ready for a two-hour steam bonanza!

We start our coverage with Frisco 1522 being readied. Then we pick up the 844 in Kansas City and follow her along the Sedalia Sub through the hills of Missouri. Next we track N&W 1218, pulling the Independence Limited, from Mt. Vernon, Illinois to St. Louis. We begin our record of the Cotton Belt 819's inbound journey as she crosses the Mississippi over Thebes Bridge in southern Illinois.

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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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