On July 1st 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Pacific Railroad Act, creating the Union Pacific (and Central Pacific), and authorizing construction of a transcontinental railroad to span the vast territory from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. In 2012, the Union Pacific marked its 150th anniversary with a yearlong celebration of special events. This was also the busiest year to date for the Steam Team, as locomotive #844 traveled over much of the UP system in her role as goodwill ambassador.|
This 2 DVD set covers a number of the 2012 excursions. On Disc 1, you'll see coverage of the March 22nd & 23rd ferry moves for the “Shiloh Limited” excursion, as #844 travels from Cheyenne, WY to Council Bluffs, IA. Most 2012 trips were dubbed the “UP 150th Express” and the first on this disc is a Cheyenne to North Platte, NE jaunt on June 8th. Next up is an extensive segment on the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Train, with all 3 days of operation covered (July
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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