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Review of Challenger 3985 DVD Railway Productions

 5 of 5 (3)
Union Pacific's steam locomotive #3985 is the largest operating steam locomotive in the world. This 4-6-6-4 locomotive, built in 1943 still runs today as part of the railroad's public relations program.

In this DVD, we'll follow 3985, which is also called the "Challenger", in Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma & Texas as she shows the public what big steam was really like.


Visit the Cheyenne Steam Shop to see where 3985 is maintained.

See some of the historical equipment still in the roundhouse

Follow the engine on it's ferry move across Nebraska

Enjoy her pulling an excursion from Council Bluffs to Sioux City, Iowa

3985's NRHS convention trip from St. Louis to Gorham, IL

Action between McAlester, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas

If you like big steam, you can't get bigger that this! A must for every steam fan's collection!

DVD features include Chapter Menus, and crisp digital v

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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