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Review of California Steamin 3751 and 2472 Meet at LA on DVD by Valhalla Video

 5 of 5 (3)
Taped entirely in California, this program features three exciting steam events from the early 1990's. The AT&SF No. 3751 came out of restoration in in 1991, the SP 2472 ran on the Coast Line between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the UP 4466 ran at Railfair in Sacramento. And, by a seemingly amazing coincidence, 3751 and 2472 had a historic meet at Mission Tower in Los Angeles on September 17, 1992, and only Valhalla Video was there to record it for posterity. Also, Valhalla's cameras were present when the 3751 first entered the main line at the Kaiser Steel mill in Fontana after her long restoration. And three months later we pace her going up Cajon Pass pulling a Santa Fe Employee Recognition Special. The 2472 is shown between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles on its historic trip. And finally we see the UP 4466 coal-fired 0-6-0 with a slope-back tender operating on the Sacramento Southern as part of Railfair ‘91 at the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Running time

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

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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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