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Review of Steam in 3 Countries - Spain Austria Italy DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Our program begins with a 1972 trip to Europe and a visit to Spain where we see Broad-Gauge action with 2-8-2's on the Renfe (National Railway of Spain). We had only limited information during this time, and stuck to one area west of Zaragoza, which featured steam in Castajon, which had a roundhouse full of steam, and Pamplona. Pamplona you might recognize as the city where you can run with the bulls each year, but we were there for some steam operations and caught a couple of daily passenger trains to Castajon. There is a cool shot of a train passing through an ancient Roman aqueduct, plus two passenger trains meeting. There is also action chasing a freight toward Castajon on a different route. Seeing nothing but steam at the Castajon roundhouse was pretty special, even if they were all oil burners (tough on the shoes).

Next we head to Austria in 1974 as part of a 6 week trip. We see a little bit of a sample in Vienna, and Linz, before moving to the Linz-Summerau line which is

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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