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Review of Mexican Narrow Gauge DVD

 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jim Terrell enjoyed visiting and filming the railroads of Mexico. His favorites were the United Southeastern's (FUS) narrow gauge lines out of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula. The National Railroad, NdeM, also operated a narrow gauge branch out of Oriental, near Vera Cruz. Both roads used EMD G8 narrow gauge diesel locomotives and carried passengers as well as freight. But in the Motul area of Yucatan, there was an extensive network of one-half meter gauge horse car railroads. These were used by anyone with a car and an animal. They were also used by industry for in plant transfers. Jim covered all of this in the early 1980's. All color, in camera sound, maps and narration. One hour and 48 minutes. [TVD Note: Description says 1 hr, 48 mins, back cover says 1 hr 50 mins]

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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