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Review of Trains on the High Plains DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Coal! It moves by the thousands of tons across the High Plains from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to power plants in the Midwest and South. Come with Pentrex to the rarely visited hills of eastern Wyoming, western South Dakota, and Nebraska to see heavy coal trains of more than 100 hoppers pulled by the latest in AC motive power.

We begin with BNSF's busy route between Newcastle, Wyoming and Alliance, Nebraska. A highlight is the climb over Crawford Hill, Nebraska's only helper district. SD70MACs abound, while older locomotive models such as C30-7 and SD45 make occasional appearances.

Union Pacific shares the load in handling Powder River coal. We follow the UP from Bridgeport, Nebraska to Lusk, Wyoming. Footage of Chicago & North Western's coal operations prior to its merger with UP shows trains interchanging between the two railroads at O'Fallons, Nebraska. Last stop is Cheyenne, Wyoming, an important terminal on Union Pacific's Overland Route. Here you'll see manifest a

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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.

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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