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Review of Great South African Steam Festival 1991 DVD Machines of Iron

For five days in 1991, the South African railways featured their steam locomotives on their mainline from Kimberly to De Aar in a celebration called the Great 1991 Steam Festival. This would be the last display of these magnificent locomotives before steam would be replaced by diesel power. Join us as we visit Beaconsfield, the last operational steam shed in South Africa. Watch high-stepping steam locomotives charge down the narrow-gauge mainline on continuous welded rail with concrete ties. Wander with us around Orange River, and watch steam being serviced and the exciting activity of arriving and departing trains. Don't miss this last hurrah for South African steam power!

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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