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Review of In Search of Steam Volume 2 Best of 2018 DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
2018 was difficult year for big steam, as an Amtrak policy change in late March effectively ended mainline excursions for many locomotives. Nonetheless, a number of big locomotives were still running and we traveled across the country "In Search of Steam" in order to film five of them in action. Our first stop was Chattanooga, Tennessee in mid-March, where Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 and 2-8-2 #4501 doubleheaded on a short freight train during a 2-day photo charter at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Next we traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming in July to see Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844 pull the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train for, what ended up being, the last time. Sadly, the long running annual excursion was discontinued the following year. Then in September we visited Chicago, Illinois for a weekend of ‘Joliet Rocket' excursions with Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 on Metra's Rock Island Line. This was the second straight year #765 ran these half-day trips, which featured open ve

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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