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Review of California Rotary Action UPs Feather River Rotary DVD

 4.5 of 5 (4)
Pentrex presents a rare and exclusive look at a Union Pacific rotary snowplow at work. In January 1993, a series of cold Pacific storms brought heavy snowfall to northern California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Union Pacific Railroad's mainline through the Feather River Canyon was unusually hard hit.

While spreaders kept the mainline open, trains made slow progress through the Canyon due to inoperative signals, snowbound sidings, and frozen switches. Pentrex has captured the beauty of this winter wonderland as trains attempt to negotiate the snow-covered Feather River Route. For the first time since it acquired the line in 1982, the Union Pacific dispatched one of its Cheyenne-based rotary snowplows to Portola, California. Not since the days of the Western Pacific Railroad has a rotary been needed to protect the mainline through the Feather River Canyon.

Steve Lee, Manager of Steam Operations for the UP, takes you on a tour through the cab of the rotary and explains its

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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