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Review of Saluda North Carolina Combo DVD

 3 of 5 (1)
Saluda, the Legendary Grade.

Here's one of the most famous mountain climbs in railroad history. The average grade on Saluda is 4.7% with a 5.1% maximum. Yet, for 120 years, trains conquered the "Mountain of Challenge". In the days of the Southern Railway, it wasn't unusual to "triple" a train to get up the grade. See Saluda as it is now and learn the history of the grade.

These two shows take you to Saluda grade in Western North Carolina. Delay in Block Productions tells the story of this grade through interviews, video and photos. And Pentrex has digitized and enhanced a 1984 Southern Railway / Norfolk Southern training film that shows everything needed to take a 100-car coal train down the mountain. You'll be in the cab!

1 hour 17 minutes. Color, chapter markers, narration, On-Screen Graphics.
Presented in Standard Definition, Widescreen. Available in High Definition Blu-ray.

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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