In 1959, General Electric surprised the industry by introducing a new line of roadswitchers called the Universal Series. Known affectionately as "U-Boats," these powerful locomotives are loved for their unusual appearance, their distinctive chugging sounds, and their tendency to spew thick clouds of sooty black smoke into the air.|
Our camera crews traveled across the country in 1995 to seek out and record surviving U-Boats. The result is a terrific collection of exciting images that present the entire line in chronological order, starting with the revolutionary U25B. This classic retrospective is now available to you with the enhanced viewing features of DVD! Seen in action are:
* Southern Pacific U25B #3100
* Lake Superior & Ishpeming U25C #2501
* Blue Mountain & Reading U33B #3303
* Nashville & Eastern U36B #5772
* Providence & Worcester U18B #1801
* U28Bs from BN, P&LE and RI on Transkentucky Trans.
* U30Bs from CSX on the Georgia
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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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)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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