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Review of Summer Steam Spectacular Vol 2 - A Festival of Steam DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Here's a fun-filled Festival of Steam videotaped from May to July, 1997, featuring steam locomotives of three different gauges in action across America!

MAINE NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD AND MUSEUM - Two foot gauge action with B&HR 2-4-4T No. 8 and Monson 0-4-4T No. 3.

EDAVILLE RAILROAD - First steam operation in 6 years features B&HR two foot gauge 2-4-4T No. 7

WESTERN MARYLAND SCENIC RAILROAD 2-8-0 No. 734 on a chartered coal train. Superb exhaust and smoke plumes!

CASS SCENIC RAILROAD - Coverage of the 1997 Railfan Weekend includes Western Maryland Shay No. 6, the world's largest!

SOO LINE 2-8-2 No. 1003 - Cameo appearance at Superior, Wisconsin.

CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD - Rotary "OY" clears the line pushed by three 2-8-2s, plus coverage of Eureka & Palisades 4-4-0.

NEVADA NORTHERN RAILROAD - 2-8-0 No. 93 and 4-6-0 No. 40 pull special excursions for the 1997 NRHS Convention.

HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD - Ex-Union Pacific 2-8-0 No.

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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