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on 22 February 2010
Matt Bown's presentation might not be to everyone's taste, but his passion and enthusiasm for US trains is apparent. There are some excellent scenes in this series, and some really interesting episodes to look forward to. Fans of Big Freight - especially BNSF heavy hauling diesel traction - are in for a real treat. When there's nothing on the TV, then out this comes to inform and entertain.

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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on 16 January 2011
This set is good value as it is not expensive considering that there are 8 DVDs in the set. All of them are very interesting especially as he covers aspects that are not normally covered in loco DVDs e.g. renewing rails, cleaning smokeboxes, refilling with diesel fuel, checking brake-linings, stacking containers together, filling coal trucks etc. I have subtracted a star because the video editing is quite irritating and appears to be made by someone who usually edits rock videos and so it has some rapid cuts and pans, special effect transitions and at times a pounding rock music background. The presenter is rather 'in your face' larger than life and very much the American guy. However, overall it has more good than bad and is worth the money.
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on 10 May 2010
A fascinating look at eight different dramatic aspects of American Railroading, but the commentary is almost more extreme than the trains! Matt Brown, the presenter, is a railwayman (Railroadman?) with boundless but rather loud enthusiasm for his subject, and it takes a little while to get used to his presentation style.
He does seem to be a reasonably authorative guide, however, and after watching half of the DVDs we have been won over by his genuine passion and his ability to explain all aspects of the railroads entertainingly, including the less glamorous ones such as loco maintenance and tracklaying.
The programmes cover some of the longest, heaviest and fastest trains in the USA, and some very difficult (and scenic) routes. The engineering is on a different scale to anything in the UK and really is awe-inspiring. Total running time is about six and a half hours which at Amazon's price is excellent value.
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on 31 July 2011
A railway series with the WOW factor as the presenter introduces us to the bigest,best and fastest trains in America. On the downside his loud boisterous over the top presentation can be a little bit irksome. Having said that I would recommend this series to anyone interested in current railway operations USA style
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on 30 June 2014
A good selection of trains, and much of the background information which is most interesting, presented very much as-is by a very enthusiastic Railwayman.
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on 22 December 2014
A programme to really geek out at. Originally shown on the History Channel I enjoyed my initial viewing of this series but for myself they don't stand up to repeat viewing.
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on 1 December 2014
Not a bad collection, certainly of interest if you like transport but might not be quite as popular as 'Ice Road Truckers'.
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on 29 August 2014
Great Boxed set which arrived in record time.
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on 13 September 2011
Just onother yank joke.Very superficial and commercial,"light fast food" for children.The ideias are good bu the development is naive and childish.Not a bit of science on the films.
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