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Review of Californias North Coast Logging Railroads DVD

In 1854, the first railroad in the western U.S. was built to haul logs from northern California's vast stands of coastal redwoods to the tideland. For the next century, railroads played a vital role in a thriving lumber industry. "California's North Coast Logging Railroads" features operations of the Caspar, Union, Holmes-Eureka, Northern Redwood, Simpson Redwood, Hammond, Dolbeer and Carson, and Pacific Lumber Companies and their railroads. Also shown are the Arcata and Mad River and the Northwestern Pacific Railroads.

Outstanding, mostly color footage from Jim Bucholzer and other cinematographers has been assembled by film archivist Don Olsen to provide a fascinating view of steam-era logging, from 1904 to 1954. From felling timber to shipping the lumber, this tape provides a remarkable fifty year record of northern California's dominant coastal industry.

Warren Haack directs this "must see" show from an earlier era, when steam was king. Interviews with eminent author/h

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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