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Review of Longest Days Rochelle IL June 20 2006 DVD

"The Hub City" seems a pretentious claim for this place of under 10,000 persons. But, it has the Lincoln Highway, two intertates, and two double track railroads to back up that title. Rochelle has developed railroad park as a means to capitalize on the railfan popularity, and it is considered a model for other trackside locales nationwide. And what is to be seen? The double track diamonds just west of the park were pounded by an average of 80 to 90 UP and up to 40 or more BNSF freights every 24 hours. Witness an unrelenting dawn to dusk procession of coal intermodal general freight along with a few locals. A wide variety of motive power, new and older GEs and EMDs bearinq over a dozen paint schemes, are seen from points all over town including by the two stations which nave not seen a scheduled passenger train since 1971. Here's your ticket to a day at Rochelle!

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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