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Review of Specials DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
Not your everyday fare, the sightings of "specials" (special trains and extraordinary movements) are rare treats for the eager rail enthusiast. Southern California, especially the scenic slopes of famed Cajon Pass, provides the ideal setting for these exotic sights. Filmed at Cajon, Tehachapi, Victorville, Daggett, Fullerton, and Anaheim over a several-year period, this video treats you to a wide range of special trains. Featured are:

  • American Orient Express
  • BNSF Christmas Special
  • Metrolink Christmas Specials
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Trains
  • UP Passenger Specials Pulled by Challenger 3985, Centennial 6936, and E-units
  • Santa Fe 3751 NRHS Convention Special
  • BNSF Track Geometry Train
  • UP Military Train
  • CSX and Norfolk Southern Power
  • Steam at the Orange Empire Railway Museum
On-screen graphics identify the trains and locations for you. Plus, there is minimal narration so you can enjoy the great, live sounds of the t

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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