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Review of Southern California Rail Journal 2009 DVD

 5 of 5 (4)
Southern California Rail Journal 2009 continues the saga of a railfan journalist who travels throughout this vast region of famous railroading locales to record the never-ending parade of interesting trains and equipment found here. This visual journal contains all new footage not seen in other shows, and it is presented in the same chronological order as filmed so that you can experience Southern California railroading in 2009 as it unfolded.

Making several appearances on the grades of Cajon Pass and Beaumont Hill are Union Pacific Heritage Units #1983, #1988, #1995, and #1996. Union Pacific's #4141, the George H.W. Bush locomotive, performs two great run-bys for our camera, and both Olympic units are spotted on Cajon. You'll see everything from military trains, work trains, circus trains, and passenger specials to Metrolink's dazzling Holiday Toy Express. Our journey takes you to Colton Crossing, Beaumont Hill, the Cajon Subdivision, Fullerton, and Buena Park. Coverage also in

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
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2 Star Fair
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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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