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Review of Rock Islands Southern Division Memories Chicago Rock Island & Pacific DVD

53 minutes, color with sound track. Features rare 8mm and Super 8mm movies of steam and diesel action along the Rock Island's Southern Division in Texas and Oklahoma from the 1940s all the way up to the official shutdown on March 31, 1980. Steam motive power includes 2-8-2, 4-8-2 and 2-8-0. Diesel models include TA, DL109, E-8, FT, F7, GP-7, GP35, GP38-2, U25B, U30C, and SD40-2. Other equipment includes #9090 on the Junior Rocket and RDC3 #9015. Includes a tour of the El Reno Shops in July 1979, the last RI train on March 31, 1979, and several of the Trustee Extras.

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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