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Review of 611 in 1983 - The Queen of Steam on Excursion in Virginia DVD

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N&W J Class 4-8-4 number 611 is no doubt the most famous of her class of 14 locomotives. Built by the N&W in Roanoke the J Class steamers were destined for greatness - and to be a railfan favorite.

Norfolk Southern made sure 611 would be more than a fan favorite when it completed the rebuild that the N&W had started, putting 611 back on the rails in the early 1980s. In this program we look at 611 on the high iron in 1983.

In 1994, Norfolk Southern ended its steam program and 611 was re-retired. Until 2015! With 611 now, once again, out of retirement, let's take a second look at those early excursions.

Formerly titled "611 Super Tape 3"
Copyright Main Line Motion Pictures 2015

DISCLAIMER: This video is from older footage that is not up to today's standards. We are making the video available for those who want a complete look at 611's history.

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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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