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Review of Nickel Plate Combo

 5 of 5 (2)
We begin this show with Nickel Plate 2-8-2 number 587 as it makes its break-in run from Indianapolis in September of 1988. We see it downtown, and then on the Indiana Rail Road for a trial run. Then later in September we witness the first excursions for this engine with two roundtrips from Indianapolis to Logansport, Indiana. These trips were with the Indiana Transportation Museums lovely trainset that included 9 stainless steel former Santa Fe coaches.

Next we see 2-8-4 number 765 on two trips during 1987 in cool weather from Huntington to Hinton. This has all different footage from our NKP 765 Autumn Spectacular with some different locations such as Stretcher's Neck Tunnel and others. You will also hear a second whistle on 765 which was a lovely sounding Pennsy Whistle and the mars light was on the engine in 1987 in classic Nickel Plate appearance.

These two segments of 765 and 587 were originally released in a 1988 video called "American Steam Volune One". Th

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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