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Review of Southern Steam Variety DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
Finding 4 locomotives of one railroad like the Southern, that are still operating today is quite unique. We begin with the oldest engine, with 1890 2-8-0 number 154 in the Knoxville area. The first thing we see is a photo charter on a freight train which ran a bit further than the regular excursion ran. This charter ran in 2011. Then we see footage of regular excursions with their holiday trains, in November 2014, where they ran 3 trips in one day. This is the Three Rivers Rambler excursion train.

Next we visit the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to see 2-8-0 number 630 operating on the regular TVRM local in 2011. Several runs were shown, including the Missionary Ridge Tunnel, and much more.

Then we are off to Monticello, Illinois where we see excursion train action which includes riding the train, a cab ride, and trackside views. The engine is 2-8-0 number 401. Next we get to see 401 on a special photo freight train charter, with many action-filled runbys along the rout

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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