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Review of Tunnels & the Story of the Underground Rails DVD

Under the sea, under mountains, under cities. Railroads need these - somehow both well known and yet mysterious - works of faith, sweat and blood. Without tunnels the first railroads would have never left the immediate boundaries of their founding. No going west across the Appalachians. Conquering the Rockies would have meant a slow tortuous route of switchbacks. 10 million people a year would not be heading quickly and efficiently by train between France and the United Kingdom.

The modern world of commerce began when railroads could reach every part of the land. And that means huge construction projects. Bridges, tunnels, snow sheds and much more…but the tunnels are what really brought railroads, and their freight, to all parts of a country.

Pentrex looks at the need for tunnels (why not a 10% grade?) and at some early and famous projects. Then it's a video look at several projects:
* Take a cab ride through Alaska's shared Whittier Tunnel
* The Twin Peaks Tu

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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