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Review of SPs Central California Mainline DVD

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SP's Central California Mainline (DVD Video)

Southern Pacific's busy San Joaquin Subdivision runs through the beautiful agricultural heartland of California's Central Valley. This important North-South route helps link Los Angeles and Portland Oregon, and provides plenty of fantastic train watching spots. Pentrex takes you back to 1996 to revisit this important Southern Pacific artery. You'll visit locations such as Bakersfield, Goshen, El Pinal, Lodi, Elvas Tower, and Roseville. During your journey, you will also be treated to sights of an elegantly restored station in Modesto, and a number of unique and impressive bridges along the way.

The variety of SP trains that roll through these fertile surroundings ranges from fast freights and locals to heavy coal drags that originated in Utah. Keeping freight moving between the two West Coast shipping ports requires lots of motive power, and a large assortment of old and new locomotives can be s

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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