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1 Hour, 30 Mins
DVD or BLU-RAY
0 Worldwide NTSC
TomJ (KY) on 2011-10-08 11:15:59.
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3 of 5
This DVD overall was decent but there were two things that were extremely annoying to me. The season would change from one scene to the next. For one scene the setting would be wintertime and the trees would be completely bare of leaves and then in the next scene it might be summer, with the trees in full foliage. The next scene might be spring or fall and then the next one might be winter again. This really bugged me.
Also, the narrator kept mispronouncing "Monon" whenever that railroad was mentioned, which was often. Instead of "MO-non," the narrator was saying "MOWN-un." One would think the narrator would learn to pronounce the names of the railroads since this is a railroad DVD.
If the viewer can overlook these flaws, the DVD is actually pretty good.
Additional remarks by TomJ: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?I doubt it. Image quality:Good. DVD Value::Fair. Recommend to others?Yes.
Shortline railroads are the life line to many communities that the Class 1's have forgotten. And the shortlines supply the Class 1's with much of their business that competes against the truckers. Here is a video that takes us to Mid-America in Indiana and Illinois where we can see a successful shortline with some heavy duty power, the SD90-43Mac's that were acquired and are running with some fine looking trains. This is one of Railway Productions finer videos. Maps of the territory are good, and the scenes of the region are well covered.
I believe that all railfans will enjoy this video. I did find that the kids took little interest however. I recommend it, as long as shortlines are your interest.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman: Narration:Just enough. Narration CAN be turned off in special features. Would kids enjoy this?I doubt it. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Definitely.