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Review of C&O 614 Return of a Thoroughbred DVD

In October 1996, famed Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 pulled a series of six roundtrip excursions between Hoboken, NJ and Port Jervis, NY. Dubbed the Erie Limited, these trips were the first mainline runs for the 614 in more than eleven years.

This Official Video presents the full story of C&O 614, from its construction in 1948 through its rebirth as an excursion engine. Through rare archive photos and film, you'll see 614 in regular service on the C&O, hauling the Chessie Safety Express in 1980, and pulling heavy coal trains on the Chessie System in January 1985.

Then , thrill to the sights and sounds of Super Power steam in action as the powerful 4-8-4 blasts through tunnels, climbs steep grades, and roars down the rails at 80 mph with the 26-car Erie Limited in addition to beautifully-photographed trackside sequences, you'll enjoy spectacular helicopter views and exciting action scenes featuring our unique locomotive-mounted ChoochCam miniature cameras.

150 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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