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Review of Blue Ridge Steam - The Norfolk and Western DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
In the years 1955 to 1958, William P. Price took his 8mm movie camera to the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. The result is this program featuring his unforgettable movies of NORFOLK & WESTERN steam classics in action.

Those fascinating Mallets, the Y6 2-8-8-2, Class A 2-6-6-4 and the Z Class 2-6-6-2 are seen thundering over Blue Ridge Summit east of Roanoke, Virginia. To the west, Christiansburg Grade presents a formidable challenge to these huge engines. North of Roanoke Y6s and K Class 4-8-2s pound up the Shenandoah Line to Hagerstown, MD.

The NORFOLK & WESTERN railfan favorite, the "J" 4-8-4 passenger engines head up the "Powhatan Arrow", the "Pocahontas", the "Cavalier" and the "Tennesseean". A Class M 4-8-0 pulls the Blacksburg Mixed and Class E2 4-6-2 Pacific #578 rolls the Norton Local through the Virginia countryside.

Added Attractions...Southern Railway #4501 leads an excursion over NORFOLK & WESTERN rails in October 1966 and you'll take a Vista Dome tri

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.

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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