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Review of The Pride of Altoona Pennsylvania 1361 DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
In October 1987, the restored Pennsylvania Railroad Class K4s 4-6-2 Pacific-type locomotive 1361 made a series of crew-training runs on the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad. Mark I Video is proud to offer exclusive passenger coverage of this exciting event.

Opening with a capsule history of the Pennsy K4s and the restoration of the 1361, this fine program presents dramatic highlights of these special trips, which were not announced to the general public.

Included are beautifully-photographed trackside sequences staged especially for this presentation, pacing runs with no motorcade, and the first commercially-available cab ride footage showing this famous locomotive from the engineer's point of view. A great portrait of the famous K4 in action!

60 Minutes *DVD* Full Color * Stereo Sound
Produced by Marc S. Balkin
Narrated by Bill Zagorski

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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