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Review of St Louis Railroads in the 1970s DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
This DVD features all the major railroads that served the St Louis area in the late 1970s. However, a great majority of the film is focused on two of the regions favorites. The Mopac and Frisco!

Highlighted are locations such as Kirkwood, Valley Park, and Pacific in Missouri, and Mitchell, Granite City, Belleville, Valmeyere, and Bixby Jct. in Illinois.

Other railroads shown include Amtrak, Illinois Central, GM&O, Southern, Penn Central, B&O/Chessie, SP/Cotton Belt, Burlington Northern/CB&Q, as well as visits to several area yardmasters towers!

Filmed by William W. Lain, and William W. Lain Jr., using a Kodak Sound Movie Camera, with Ektachrome and Kodachrome movie film, these scenes all feature live audio, with no dubbing!

TVD NOTE: Portions of this video are jumpy and the sound cuts in and out. It is be offered as rare footage and recommended only for those interested in this particular era and subject matter.

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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