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Review of Blue Mountains Vols 1-3 Combo on DVD

 4.4 of 5 (11)
For the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 1990s, railroading in the Blues-the 200-mile segment of UP"s Oregon Division Mainline-meant staggering grades, extreme weather, and 3 daunting summits. Video Rails captured the power of the Union Pacific as it faced its toughest run and released the story of this northwest passage in three separate videos. Now, combined here for you on one action-packed DVD, are those three exciting shows! Featured are: Volume 1: La Grande to Huntington. Dramatic footage covers all the action from La Grande to Huntington. Climbing out of the Grande Ronde Valley and heading past Oxman Curve and through Burnt River Canyon, Dash 8-40CWs, SD40-2s, C36-7s, and SD60s take on the 2.2 percent grades of UP"s roughest helper district. Trailer trains, container trains, doublestacks, grain, soda ash, auto racks, and Amtrak are seen on this exciting journey. Volume 2: La Grande to Hinkle. Scale the Blue Mountains from La Grande northwest through Hilgard an

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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