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This review is from: Extreme Trains: The Complete Season One (8-Disc Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
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.