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Review of Rock Islands Mid-Continent Route 1960s DVD

 3.5 of 5 (2)
C. Vision Productions takes you back to the 1960's to view original operations on the Rock Island Mid-continent Route. Captured from the film camera of Louis Schaefer, you will see The Rock operating between St. Paul, Minnesota and Mason City, Iowa along with a few other Iowa locations.

Passenger trains are seen led with E-3's and E-8's. Joint power from CB&Q is also captured on the Zephyr Rocket. Freight trains are led with a variety of Rock Island power including F-7's, Alco FA1's, GP-7's and GE U-Boats. Paint schemes include Maroon's, Red's and the Light Blue's.

Louis also captured trackage rights trains from the Illinois Central and Chicago & North Western that operated on the Mid-continent Route. One train was led with Chicago Great Western locomotives and another with all CNW F Units!

As an added bonus, Louis captures several scenes of the late short line, Minneapolis Northfield & Southern operating in and around Northfield, Minnesota.

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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.
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Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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