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Review of The Super Chief El Capitan Transition DVD

 3 of 5 (1)
For many years, the Super Chief and El Capitan were two of the finest passenger trains operated by the Santa Fe. The Super Chief was Americas first-ever diesel powered all-Pullman sleeping car train whisking passengers between Los Angeles and Chicago in under 48 hours, while the El Capitan was the only all-coach train to operate between the two cities using the same fast schedule as the Super Chief. Except for the busy summer months, Santa Fe combined the two trains together in their last 12 years of operation under Santa Fe's control. In 1971, Amtrak took over and tried their best to continue running the Super Chief/El Capitan utilizing Santa Fe's high standards.

Pentrex has assembled a collection of Super 8 films, complete with their own original sound, primarily in Amtrak's early years showing the combined Super Chief/El Capitan in Southern California. You'll watch in awe as we see it traversing Cajon Pass, including the original Summit. We will also visit a number of locatio

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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