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Review of San Jose Steam on DVD by Valhalla Video

 4 of 5 (1)
This program features Southern Pacific Daylight locomotive No. 4449, S. P. Pacific-type No. 2472, and Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" locomotive No. 3985 operating in Northern California in 1992 at the convention of the National Railway Historical Society. The Challenger is seen operating in such famous places as James Loop, Altamont Pass and Niles Canyon. The Daylight is featured in an excursion to Sacramento, and double-heading with Pacific No. 2472. The 2472 is also shown pulling a special train to San Francisco on the Peninsula line. The highlight of the program is sustained high speed double-headed pacing action between San Jose and Watsonville. This program of special steam action can never be repeated, but the sights and sounds of great California steam action live in this program. Running time 58 minutes, plus previews.


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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