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Review of Burlington Diesels Midland and Two Centrals DVD

THE MIDLAND AND TWO CENTRALS features steam power in action on the Chicago & Illinois Midland, New York Central, and Illinois Central in the mid-1950s as filmed in color by railfan author/photographer John Szwajkart. The action begins on a cold winter day in 1954 at the C&IM yard in Springfield. 0-8-0s, 2-8-2s, 2-10-2s, and a 4-4-0 are shown, along with B&O 2-8-0s. In the Kankakee area, you'll see NYC Hudsons, Mohawks, and 0-8-0s, and chase 4-8-2s on Illinois Central's main line to Champaign. A visit to IC's Kentucky Division offers exciting views of steam in action near Paducah, featuring 4-8-2s, 2-10-2s, and more. You'll also tour the Central City yards and ride behind an IC fantrip 4-8-2. This fine program is narrated by Jim Boyd, Editor of Railfan Magazine.

MEMORIES OF BURLINGTON DIESELS offers a portrait of diesels in action on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. Filmed between the late 1930s and mid-1960s, the program presents Q freight and passenger trains on the m

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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