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Review of Longest Day Homewood 2007 DVD

23 miles south of Chicago, "Home Sweet Homewood" offers much to the railfan. Opened in early 2007, the raised viewing platform on the east side allows one to watch and photograph road freights and switch moves at the south end of Markham Yard, along with six Amtrak and frequent Metra Electric trains. Near the unusual Mission style station of 1925 have been displayed a refurbished GP10 and caboose - video from March, 2007, shows how this was accomplished. From pre-dawn, we follow the day's activities through two rush hours, a wide variety of freight and switching power, a screeching hoard of cicadas, and concluding with a very late southbound "City of New Orleans". Plan to visit - Rail Heritage Weekend is held each third Saturday in May.

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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