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Review of Steam at the South Rim Grand Canyon Railway DVD

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This program takes a look at both operable steam locomotives on the Grand Canyon Railway: 2-8-0 #29 and 2-8-2 #4960. While #4960 has been the face of the railroad for 2 decades, #29 was returned to service in 2016 after being on display for the previous 8 years. Diesels still handle almost all the trips to the Canyon, but steam is now being used more frequently, with both locomotives featured on special trips throughout the year.

Our coverage starts in February 2017, with a 2-day Lerro Productions photo charter. On February 7th, #29 pulled four of the former Southern Pacific commuter cars from Williams, AZ to the South Rim and return, performing numerous photo runbys en-route. The next morning featured #4960 pulling a 5-car train as far as Coconin; #29 then joined us in the afternoon, and both locomotives doubleheaded back to Williams. There was plenty of snow on the ground near the Canyon, and you'll see lots of spirited runbys on the scenic 64-mile long line.

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In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
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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.
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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.
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A "Must Have"!

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