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Review of Gula Rails - Java Sugar Mill Railways and Mainlines 2 Disc DVD

Sweet memories indeed abide with anyone who has visited this land of friendly people and stunning scenery - but sweeter still if a visit to a sugar factory is included. Video may not convey the aroma or capture the humid feel, but you will see century old Dutch drop valve engines and massive flywheels in action. Outside the mill, an array of diesel and steam locos, animals and tractors pull and push cane cars. Five mills retained time-honored field railway networks of temporary track. Only four mills featured working steam in August 2015, but you will see 16 various models, including some fireless cookers. There are mainline scenes and train rides also, along with street-running action. Consider this your ticket to see some truly different sights away from the normal tourist paths!

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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