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Review of Dairyland Steam Featuring NKP 765 and SOO 1003 DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
In 2016 the sounds of steam echoed through America's Dairyland, as two mainline locomotives polished the rails of southern Wisconsin. On Sunday June 12th, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 pulled "The Varsity" excursion from North Glenview, IL (north of Chicago) to Janesville, WI. #765 handled an 18-car train over this former Milwaukee Road route, running on both Metra and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. The highlight of the trip was the high speed running on Metra, and you'll see a 70mph runby on the return trip!

Soo Line 2-8-2 #1003 also operated on the Wisconsin & Southern in 2016, running from Hartford to Randolph, WI during a 2-day photo charter in October. This was a rare opportunity to see #1003 under steam, as in recent years this beautifully restored Mikado only operates a couple of time a year. The trip was organized by Historic Transport Preservation and took place during the weekend of October 22nd. #1003 pulled a short freight train on both days, performing numerous r

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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