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Review of Winds of Change California Zephyr 1949-2005 DVD

It was not the fastest. It was not steeped in railroad tradition. And yet, CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR quickly earned fame as "the most talked about train in America". It was designed to operate through the Colorado Rockies and Feather River Canyon during daylight. Five Vista Domes offered 120 superb seats from which to view the unfolding panorama between Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake, and Oakland. View the original promotional film, and go for rides during the 50s and 60s. Then, following an interlude of cutbacks, AMTRAK assumed operation under the "San Francisco Zephyr" name until the honored "C.Z." reappeared. See this legendary train in all phases of her career, blowing from 1949 into the new century, but as of 2005 yet showing her passengers the best of the American West in daylight hours!


[TVD NOTE:] This producer uses Ligtescribe type DVDs and some titles include literature that may rub against the disc surface in transit to us causing fine scratches. This will not affect DVD play

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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