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Review of Wallins Wonders Vol 1 GM&O - Rock Island DVD

The "Alton Limited" and other GM&O trains rumbled just feet away from the home of Richard Wallin, located on Third Street near Cedar in Springfield, Illinois.

GM&O action between 1960 and 1965 includes the Kansas City Bloomington Motor Car; FAs at Corinth, MS; the only E8 and F7A on the roster; mail pick up at 80 per in Virden, IL; and GP30 / GP35 units, with Alco trucks, hauling red Commonwealth Edison coal trains.

Then, there's Rock - some of their FAs rode on EMD trucks! Silvis Shops power includes Centercab Whitcombs and a leased U.P. Alco S4. An F2 on freight and E3 heading the "Golden State" are two examples of why this road has such appeal to the student of rare diesels. Blue Island and Joliet host runbys of E6, BL2, RS3, Re-povered FM, Aerotrain, and new U25B units.
Along the way are glimpses of CB&Q. Santa Fe and other roads. Enjoy the changing scene as the first generation begins to give way to the new order - we even see an SD40 demo.

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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