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Review of In Search of Steam Vol 1 On the Mainline 2017 DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
2017 was a good year for mainline steam, and we traveled across the country "In Search of Steam" in order to film four of the biggest locomotives operating today. Our first stop was Ogden, UT in late April, where Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844 was being readied for a 2-day trip across Wyoming. This was the end of the "Boise Turn Special" and you'll see the Ogden to Rock Springs leg on April 27th, followed by Rock Springs to Cheyenne on the 28th. #844 put on a great show as she headed home amidst cold, windy, and wet weather.

Next we traveled to Roanoke, VA in late May to see Norfolk & Western #611. The streamlined 4-8-4 pulled her last excursions of the year on Memorial Day (May 29): 2 half-day trips over the legendary Christiansburg Mountain grade. This footage is also included on N&W 611 - Reborn Vol. 5. Then we're off to Chicago in mid-June to ride and chase Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 on the "Joliet Rocket" excursions. #765 ran 4 half-day trips from Joliet to Chicago's LaSalle St

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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