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Review of Union Pacific 4014 Year of the Big Boy 3 DVD Collection Vols 1-3

Union Pacific 4014 - Year of the Big Boy - Vol. 1
The Great Race to Ogden

In 2019 the Union Pacific Railroad accomplished what for many years seemed impossible when 'Big Boy' locomotive #4014 moved under steam for the first time in almost 60 years. This was the steam event of 2019, and thousands of people flocked to Cheyenne, WY to see the Big Boy run. This program starts with the test run to Nunn, CO on May 2nd, just two days before #4014 was to depart Cheyenne for a trip to Ogden, UT. This first trip, dubbed "The Great Race to Ogden," was a doubleheader with 4-8-4 #844 to commemorate 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike and the completion of the original Transcontinental Railroad.

We'll follow the entire trip to Ogden and then back to Cheyenne, with a number of unique vantage points along the 'Overland Route' - Union Pacific's mainline across the Continental Divide. You'll see the Big Boy climbing Sherman Hill in both directions, racing across the hig

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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