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Review of Cajon Pass - Gateway to Los Angeles DVD

Cajon Pass in 1987 is a very different place than it is now. In many ways more exciting for railfans. Many trains have a caboose at the end…and every railroad uses helpers. There is no new BNSF triple track and the railroads are all pre-merger and independant at this time. Watch the Santa Fe, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific (and Amtrak) push trains over the mountain.

Highlights of this show include:
* Watch as the ATSF, S.P. and U.P. Railroads challenge the brutal grades of Cajon Pass.
* See the Union Pacific’s DDA40X round Sullivan’s Curve.
* Experience spectacular runbys with enormous hill pulling power.
PLUS – Rare footage of the building of Southern Pacific’s massive Colton Yard.

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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