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Review of West Coast Railroad Logging- Equipment & Techniques Volume 1 DVD

 4.7 of 5 (3)
Geography and time have brought enormous changes to the art of transforming raw logs into useful lumber. Producer-archivist Don Olsen has spent over two decades amassing rare footage spanning 50 years, which detail logging by railroad on the West Coast - with a focus on equipment and techniques. His dream has become a reality with the release of this 2 volume set of DVD's.

Jim Sabol spearheaded a team who provided research on the subject. Filmmaker Warren Haack directed this unique program which is presented in 16x9 widescreen format with stereo sound.

Volume 1 covers the building of the railroad, felling, topping the spar tree, rigging, and the evolution of yarding. Footage of operations include the logging railroads of the Westside, Pickerling, Long-Bell at Keasey, Rayonier, Fruit Growers, Union Lumber, Weyerhaeuser, Crown-Williamette, Michigan-California, Holmes-Eureka, McCloud and Yosemite Sugar Pine. Rare footage includes new sequences from 16mm film never seen befor

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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