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Review of Southern 4501 - 2015 Bristol Area Trips DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
2015 will be remembered as a milestone year for steam in the east, thanks to a remarkable renaissance on the mainline. While Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 #611 got the majority of the attention, the return of Southern 2-8-2 #4501 was no less impressive. In 1966 the green and gold #4501 kicked off the Southern Steam Program, becoming an excursion-era legend in the process, before being taken out of service in 1998. In 2015 #4501 was once again on the mainline, this time in her original black paint scheme.

This program covers the first mainline excursions, which operated during the last weekend of June as part of the Norfolk Southern '21st Century Steam' program. Departing from Bristol depot on the Virginia/Tennessee border, you'll see #4501 on 2 trips to Radford, VA on the former Norfolk & Western Pulaski Division. You'll also see #4501 on an excursion to Bulls Gap, TN over the former Southern Railway line to Knoxville. With numerous 1% grades on each line, #4501 put on a great show pu

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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