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Review of Mallard and the Gresley A4s DVD

Ever since their spectacular entry into service in September 1935, the charismatic and uniquely streamlined Pacific type (4-6-2) “Gresley” A4s have been at the forefront of thousands of British railfans' affections. They reigned supreme on the East Coast Main Line for more than 75 years, from the days of Gershwin through to the time of the Beatles, racing from London to Scotland. One, Mallard, set the steam locomotion land speed record. Produced with the full co-operation of the National Railway Museum and presented by Nigel Harris, Steam Railways Managing Editor, the fascinating story and development of Sir Nigel Gresley's famous A4 class is dramatically told. This exciting video features rare archival film material, black and white still photos plus outstanding contemporary video footage highlighting surviving A4s in action on many main line rail tours and private railways. A classic video that gives you the background to the [not seen here] 2013 reunion display of six A4

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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