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Review of Winter Steam Vol 2 - Nevada Northern & Durango & Silverton DVD

Winter Steam Volume 2 looks at two classic western steam railroads: the Nevada Northern in Ely, NV and the Durango and Silverton in Durango, CO. Filmed over 2 weekends in February 2013, this program features great steam action amidst cold winter weather.

The first segment covers the 2nd weekend of the annual Winter Photo Shoot at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, held February 15-17 2013. 2-8-0 #93 and 4-6-0 #40 were both steamed up for the event and you'll see plenty of runbys with both passenger and freight trains. In addition to the action out on the line, you'll see scenes from the enginehouse and yard complex, including a demonstration with steam-powered Wrecking Crane A. We'll also climb aboard #40 for cab ride to the end of the line at Keystone. The railway is so well preserved; it truly feels as if you've travelled 100 years back in time.

The second segment of the program covers the Cascade Canyon Winter Train on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. K-

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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