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Review of Rails to the Twin Ports DVD

 4.6 of 5 (5)
The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin form a major Great Lakes shipping terminal on the western shore of Lake Superior. Northern Minnesota is also home to the Mesabi Iron Range, from which massive quantities of iron and taconite are mined, providing heavy tonnage for the railroads. Most train traffic terminates at the Ports where coal, grain, and taconite are trans-loaded onto ships. However, there are also through freights carrying merchandise between Chicago and Canada.

Pentrex spent all four seasons of the year exploring the railroad facilities in this fascinating area during the late 1990s. We cover the six major railroads that served the Twin Ports then: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Wisconsin Central, and the ore-hauling Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range. We also treat you to a cab ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad's restored Great Northern NW5 as it carries tourists on a journey along the shores of

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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