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Review of 5 Vintage Morrison Knudsen Railroad Construction Films 6-DVD Set

 3.5 of 5 (2)
MK designed and constructed major infrastructure throughout the world and was one of the consortium of firms that built Hoover Dam, the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and many other large projects of American infrastructure. The projects MK did for the railroad industry are no less amazing... miles of bridges, causeways, railroads through the jungle, and more. Here are 5 of those projects, put on film by MK itself at the time they were built. In color. From the original film.

See the building of railroads in the 1940s through 1960s, throughout the American West and Brazil. Featuring:

* Mariners in Hard Hats (Southern Pacific)
* Jungle Railroad (The Vitoria-Minasa Railroad, Brazil)
* Best of the West (Union Pacific)
* Better Way for the Santa Fe
* Railroading with the Rio Grande AND
* BONUS: Those Great Railroad Commercials

You get a total of 6 DVDs!

2 Hours, 50 Minutes - Beautiful Color with Sound and Narration

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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