Daylight - The Most Beautiful Train in the World on DVD Train Video
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Television star Michael Gross hosts this program which gives the history of the Daylight from 1937 to 1971. The program features interviews with people who rode, operated, and managed this Southern Pacific train for 34 years.
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George Fotopaulos (San Diego, California) on 2012-07-07 11:26:13.
People who found this review helpful: 11
I was surprised by the relatively poor image quality and production of this video. The addition of Michael Gross as narrator makes this just another mediocre treatment of the Southern Pacific Daylight. Better programs can be had from the likes of Pentrex and Charles Smiley Presents, I would not recommend this one.
John Turner (New Berlin, WI) on 2013-01-07 16:53:34.
People who found this review helpful: 9
I found this video to be enjoyable, if rather rough in quality. Michael Gross is an excellent narrator who clearly shows enthusiasm for the subject matter. However I must agree with Mr. Fotopaulos in that there are superior 'Daylight' videos on the market.
Jason (Stockton, CA) on 2012-10-25 15:37:52.
People who found this review helpful: 8
I just read the 1 star review and I couldn't disagree more! I thought this was a wonderful production. I first saw it on TV on PBS and searched it out so I could own it myself. Using Michael Gross as the host just made this more of a polished production. Sure, if you just want to see runby after runby, this would not be the DVD you would want. But if you want the history of Daylight, and hear from people that rode the train and worked on the train, I would highly recommend it. I thought the image quality was excellent. Strange!
Added 2014-10-22 00:24:50 by jean
I agree with you Jason! In fact this is one of my favorite videos. I found it to be a polished, informative production. The image quality seemed fine. And I too saw it on PBS.
Timothy Schoenauer (Mobile, Alabama) on 2016-05-02 08:25:18.
People who found this review helpful: 3
There are better Daylight videos out there, especially offerings from producers such as Pentrex and Greg Scholl. I would only recommend this video to somebody who is a 'completist'.
Steven C. (Grand Junction, CO) on 2015-08-09 17:19:59.
People who found this review helpful: 2
It just goes to show you how varied rail fans are and what they like and don't like. I loved this one. I would say it's easily in my top 10. This is not just about watching Daylight trains over and over. It's about the history and the people that rode and worked on the railroad.