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Review of Mules of the Panama Canal & The Panama Canal Railway DVD

The realization of the Panama Canal dream, a shortcut between two of the Earth's mighty oceans, took several decades and cost many thousands of lives. Today, and for more than 100 years, huge ships take advantage of this 53 mile route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

150 years ago the canal could not have been built without railroad technology and today the ships would not get through the locks without locomotives. Tiny but mighty, electric locomotives, on a 5-foot broad gauge. Four to Eight of these specialized locomotives guide and prod ships between the oceans. Meet the Mules of the Panama Canal.

Our focus is on rail operations at the canal and on the adjacent Panama Canal Railway. The PCR is partially owned, and is operated by, the Kansas City Southern and trains are painted in the KCS Southern Belle paint scheme.

Maps and historical photos the bring this trip and the history of the isthmus, the canal and the Panama Canal Railway, to life. This is a mul

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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