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In Search Of Steam Volume 2 DVD Highball Productions IST2 181729002145
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A superb winter day in Nevada's High Sierra, with Virginia & Truckee 2-8-0 #29 on a photo charter, followed by the Nevada Northern's photographers weekend, with 4-6-0 #40 and 2-8-0 #93 on passenger trains, freight trains and a work train. Atmospheric engine house and yard scenes, and out on the road, with some great stack talk.

Narration on/off. 1 hour 55 minutes plus previews. WIDESCREEN DVD

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DVD Item#:IST2
Blu-ray Item#:BRIST2
Runtime:1 Hour, 55 Mins
Producer:Highball Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:181729002145
BLU-RAY UPC:181729002152
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  2 of 5

The narration is just a short introduction into the history of the two railroads. Reading Wikipedia gives you a lot more information. There are no maps and no location information. In case of the V&T #29 2-8-0 is shown with two coaches running very slowly through an admittedly nice landscape. No information about the rebuilding program. This slow running leads to a locomotive very often enclosed in steam clouds (cylinder cocks open?). Not much to be seen of the locomotive in many scenes.
The NN is OK if you like more than one run-by in the same location in a number of occasions.
From my point of view the tape is much too long with 1 hour 55 min. I was dissapointed.

Additional remarks by Volker:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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