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Review of Ozark Country Cab Ride BNSF Cuba Sub DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
BNSF in Missouri - The Cuba Sub

Ride across the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Cuba Subdivision between St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri on intermodal train Q-STLCLO. The former Frisco main is an undulating hog-back line that cuts through the rolling hills of the Ozark Plateau.

An engineer's skills are put to a test here as the terrain often causes trains to be stretched along up- and down-hill grades while simultaneously twisting through multiple curves. Experience is the engineer's best tool as he works to keep the train together and moving.

The Cuba Sub typically sees three to four trains a day in each direction. However, BNSF was rerouting traffic at the time of our visit and an additional six to eight trains each day brought traffic to unusually high levels. You'll see plenty of meets on this ride!

Ground shots supplement the on-board footage for a balanced view of the line. Highlights include the steep climb out of the Merimac River valley up Iron Hil

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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