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Review of Union Pacific Chicago Sub (with subtitle)

The Union Pacific double track Chicago Sub hosts UP's main route from Chicago to Texas and CSX's route south out of Chicago. The Chicago Sub is former C&EI (later MoPac) territory and CSX has had trackage rights for a long time. CSX trains from off the Belt Railway of Chicago and their Barr Yard funnel here. UP operations generally originate or end at Yard Center, The Belt or Proviso Yard.

This is a high traffic route with CSX having the majority of trains during the day while UP dominates in the nighttime hours. Shot shortly after the big mergers of the 1990s, we still see a lot of old paint schemes. Besides UP and CSX we see the EJ&E and Toledo, Peoria and Western at busy crossings on the Chicago Sub.

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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