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Review of Summer Steam Spectacular Vol 1 - Fabulous 4-8-4s DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
In June and July, 1997, four famous 4-8-4s blasted down main lines from coast to coast to create the Steam Show of the Decade!

Union Pacific 844 - Full coverage of Denver - Salt Lake City run for NRHS Convention includes Royal Gorge and Tennessee Pass. Five camera crews.

Milwaukee Road 261 - Roundtrip ferry run from Minneapolis to Galesburg, Illinois for Railroad Days Festival. Includes super high-speed pacing sequences.

Southern Pacific 4449 - Roundtrip from Portland to Stampede Pass and return. Multi-camera coverage includes BNSF Columbia River line and rugged Yakima Canyon.

Chesapeake & Ohio 614 - Spectacular helicopter views of Hoboken, NJ - Port Jervis, NY round trips! Features great cab ride and ChoochCam minicam sequences

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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