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Review of Steaming to Los Angeles DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Southern Pacific 'Daylight' 4-8-4 4449 and Union Pacific 4-8-4 8444 travelled to Los Angeles, California in May, 1989 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the famed Union Passenger Terminal. Mark 1 camera crews were on hand to document the epic journeys of these two great locomotives as they conquered mountain and desert to make a triumphant side-by-side entrance into the classic terminal.

Dramatic steam action abounds as with skillful editing from Marc Balkin and the ever enthusiastic commentary from host Jim Boyd, the excitement builds steadily. The action switches between the 4449 racing south down the highly scenic California coastline and the 8444 blasting westwards up heavy grades and through twisting canyons towards their meeting at Mission Tower just outside LAUPT. There they come together for that grand, full of drama entrace into Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. Here you'll enjoy the festivities which included the steam & diesel displays, interviews with Engineers

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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