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Review of New Georgia Steam Excursions Atlanta & West Point 290 DVD

Pentrex captures the beautifully restored Atlanta and West Point steam locomotive number 290 as it pulle three different steam excursions throughout southern Georgia and Alabama.

The first outing finds the Pacific-type engine running with her white accent stripes and tires painted black, as she would have appeared when in actual service. Hired for the day by a group of railfan photographers, the 290 pulls this photographer's special around Atlanta.

In August, 1992, the 290 fulfilled a long held dream by again running down her former rails to Montgomery, Alabama. The venerable locomotive made the historic trip over the Atlanta & West Point and Western Railway of Alabama. The event in its entirety is here for you to enjoy.

As part of the new Georgia Railroad the 290 pulls an excursion from Atlanta to Macon on the Savannah and Atlanta line, through the pine forests of Central Georgia. From Macon the 290 gets on the the old Georgia Southern & Florida line for Tifton. P

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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