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Review of Southern 630 Steam on the Mainline 2013 Bristol Area Trips DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
As part of the new Norfolk Southern '21st Century Steam' program, Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 powered two excursions in early March 2013, originating from the historic depot in Bristol, VA. Located on the Virginia/Tennessee border, Bristol was served by both the Norfolk & Western and the Southern Railway in the steam era. Both railroads shared the depot on State Street, with the Southern heading south to Knoxville, TN and the N&W heading north to Roanoke, VA.

On Saturday March 9th, #630 pulled a public excursion north to Radford, VA on the old N&W Pulaski District. This 221-mile roundtrip passed many locations made famous by photographer O. Winston Link including Seven Mile Ford, Rural Retreat, and Max Meadows. A cold morning made for great steam plumes, as #630 put on an impressive show pulling the 13-car train.

On Sunday March 10th, #630 headed south to Bulls Gap, TN with another public excursion, this time on former Southern rails. This 152-mile roundtrip passed some f

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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