Added 2010-07-20 19:14:57 by trainman
First of all I have to say is the image quality of this video is excellent!!!(Bluray) I personally have mixed feelings on this video, I for one am not a fan of commuter trains, and my interest is in freight trains. This video has a mix of both, almost a 50/50 mix. Most of the Diesel freight trains are Union Pacific, whereas the commuter trains are Amtrak, Caltrain. Most of the scenery is of course the Bay Area (San Fransisco), which I like. Not your typical California scenery, with desert,cactus,dirt,rocks,etc. The scenery is more rolling hills of green pastures with a mixture of small industry, along with street running. I was however impressed with the camera angles, and subject matter of this video. I also like the closeup shots of the locomotives as they rumbled by. Again I can't help but emphasize the picture quality of this video... Superb!!! I can't comment on the audio, cause my Surround system isn't hooked up. If their were any suggestions to the author of this video, it would be to offer this video in 2 different titles, one for commuter train fans, and another for freight train fans.
Additional remarks by trainman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.