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Review of Hardworking Steam on Steep Grades Vol 1 DVD

The 1980s and 90s saw a golden age of steam revival. Nearly every major railroad, and many smaller ones, rostered, a steam locomotive, or an entire steam program. A steam fan wanting to photograph, film or ride behind big steam had a menu of offerings each summer.

For the railroads, it was publicity even the best PR department couldn't buy as huge crowds came out to see the big machines.

This show is a compilation of footage previously seen in other Main Line Motion Picture programs, plus new footage that cuts straight to the heart of the action, these mighty machines, pulling hard hitting the steepest grades of the east and west.

You'll see tall plumes of steam and smoke and hear stack talk like you've rarely heard before as you watch "Hardworking Steam on Steep Grades Volume 1".

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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