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Review of Classic America On Rails Combo DVD

Originally three well-received shows, Pentrex and WB Video now bring you "Classic America on Rails Combo", all three WB Video "America on Rails" shows in one great 90 minute package. The original footage has been digitally remastered and color corrected. We'll see railroading from coast to coast, and in all kinds of flavors!

From 16mm film, narration by famous broadcaster Rege Cordic. Musical background. 90% color film.

Section One begins with the famous "6,000 Mile Tour", a 1938 tour sponsored by the National Railway & Locomotive Historical Society and Railroad Magazine. Art Cox shot all the footage on this Combo show, and it begins with his participation on the tour. Art and his 16mm camera take us on a ride behind a Milwaukee Electric "Olympian", and on the Virginia & Truckee.

Name and other Passenger trains we see include Milwaukee Road's "Hiawatha" * the Santa Fe "Super Chief" * Chicago & North Western's "400" * the Great Northern "Empire Builder" and trains o

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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