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Review of Northern California Explorer - Feather River - Inside Gateway - Shasta Route DVD

This was the first scheduled passenger train in over 50 years to ply the "Highline" (Inside Gateway). See the entire three day voyage, from Emeryville (Oakland) to Oroville, then through the misty lower reaches of spectacular Feather River Canyon to Keddie Wye. From here, 203 rare miles awaited, twisting and turning toward Lake Almanor and on through Westwood toward Bieber, where WP ended and GN began for the segment into Klamath Falls. Then, the Shasta Route is viewed in daylight (Amtrak's "Coast Starlight" sneaks beneath the grand mountain in cover of darkness). Your vantage point: the open platform of heavyweight Santa Fe office car number 33, and several of 6 dome cars! WP historic scenes, steam & diesel plus a long freight at William loop, and the pace of a special museum train down the canyon, fill out these 63 minutes of superb Northern California railroading!

Photos: Chris Skow
Trains & Travel International

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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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