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Review of Hooters on Blue Ridge DVD N&W

 4.6 of 5 (7)
TODAY, SOME FORTY YEARS AFTER their smoke plumes dissipated over Christiansburg Hill and their exhaust beats and hooter whistles reverberated into silence on the famous Blue Ridge grade, the mighty Norfolk & Western Y6-class 2-8-8-2s, A-class 2-6-6-4s, and J-class 4-8-4s roar back with a vengeance in an incredible 16mm color sound film computer-enhanced and expertly transferred into the dramatic video "Hooters on Blue Ridge". Like cracking open the vault to the Fort Knox of steam era color movies, GOODHEART PRODUCTIONS introduces the camera work of Henry Peterson, who made several trips to the N&W in the 1950s. He not only filmed America's last great steam show in 16mm, but he also recorded the action in synchronized sound, much of it in stereo! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS VIDEO: Y6 plus A doubleheaders on Blue Ridge grade with Y6 pushers, Streamlined J 4-8-4s and K 4-8-2s in passenger service, massive steam turbine Jawn Henry pushing upgrade, and K-class 4-8-2s in freight yard service. The inc

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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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