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Review of The Trains We Missed Vol 2 Logging & Mining Shortlines DVD


16mm Motion Picture Footage of Steam and First Generation Diesels:

Michigan-California RR & Cableway
Pickering's Sugarpine RR
Apache Railway
Oregon & Northwestern RR
Minera Mexicana PeƱoles at Avalos
Magma Arizona RR
Trona Railway
Kaiser Steel - Eagle Mountain RR
Tooele Valley Railway
Carbon County Railway
US Steel, Geneva Utah

In 1966, Lucius Beebe authored the classic homage to heavyweight varnish, "The Trains We Rode". In this program, we continue our journey to pay tribute to some of the smaller, more obscure operations-railroads public and private and often overlooked. These are The Trains We Missed.

Starting with logging railroads, we'll visit a logging railroad that in its heyday ran a 72-mile mainline with 6% adverse grades, and be treated to action on board, filmed by Stan Kistler. We'll see some brand new diesel locomotives being put into service to replace their steam brethren, filmed by

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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.
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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