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Review of Union Pacifics Marysville Subdivision Volume 2 DVD

 5 of 5 (5)
The Marysville Sub is one of Union Pacific's busiest routes, supporting tremendous traffic between Gibbon Junction, Nebraska and Kansas City. This was especially true in the late 1990s when Pentrex produced its two volumes covering this active area. Volume 1 covers the line from Gibbon Junction to Marysville. In Volume 2, we pick up the action at Marysville, Kansas, the crew change point for this 228-mile stretch of heavy-duty railroading, and follow it east to Kansas City.

The traffic is bustling and train meets are plentiful as up to sixty trains a day work across the single-tracked portion of the line. At Topeka, the action gets even better. Southern Pacific's "Cotton Rock" line shares track with Union Pacific from here to Kansas City. The final sixty-seven miles are all double track and the trains race along the bottomlands of the Kansas River.

Heavy coal trains, drag freights, and fast intermodal trains ply the line. UP's newest motive power is on display, with both

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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