Diverging Clear Productions
Length: 62 minutes + previews
Time Period: 2012 and 1986 vintage.
Location: Monticello Railway Museum
Sources: Mary McPherson, Kurt Jensen, George Redmond
A brand new release.
Visit The Monticello Railway Museum in 2012. Railroad Days with four trains operating. Steam and Diesel. Cab rides, caboose and passenger cars, in a multiple viewpoint show. This release is in 16:9 widescreen format.
Imagery is razor sharp. Overall, the 2012 externals have some fine pro level cinematography. Cab rides bounce around in the woods, but this is appears to be on rough trackage. The remaining trackage is smoother.
Our cab ride in the Southern 401 contains a severely vibrating camera. It just doesn’t work as we look through the engineer’s view a few times. Understandable, is the challenge of getting the shot. The result is the point. Is this an enjoyable sequence, or a headache for the viewer? The Producer wants to provide some rare viewpoints. See for yourself.
The 1986 shot video was restored as best as possible. Old VHS tapes can be difficult sources. That video is included for historical content.
This release does a good job of showing what can be seen at the museum. Railroad celebration days are always a good bet to attend train museums. Diverging Clear has a nice memento of the action at Monticello. For those who may travel there, it serves as a fine preview of what can be seen there.
Rating: 3 Stars