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A Salute to Soldier Summit DVD
 5 of 5 (1)

A Salute to Soldier Summit DVD WB Video Productions WB034
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All trains on the DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN Utah Division between Salt Lake City, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado share a common goal...to reach SOLDIER SUMMIT. The year is 1988 and this is a last look at the pre-merger RIO GRANDE. D&RGW trains flash across the eastern Utah desert then climb to the summit through rugged and remote canyons. From the west it's a different world as trains weave through the aspen and pine covered Wasatch Mountains of Utah.

As our program opens, golden rays of the late afternoon sun strike the vertical Utah desert cliffs. Amtrak's "California Zephyr" races across the desert toward the setting sun in an unforgettable sequence. Then we get down to business with RIO GRANDE freight and coal trains. Lashed up for high speed and brute climbing power, you'll see varying combinations of the GP40, GP40-2, SD40T-2, SD45 and the SD50 at location such as Thompson, Floy, Desert, Grassy, Price, Helper, Castle Gate, Nolan, Kyune, Guilluly, Thistle and more. Many scenes are ablaze with aspen in glorious fall colors.

We will look at the UTAH RAILWAY with trains powered by ex-SP, UP and BN units. Documented also is the unique PLEASANT VALLEY BRANCH with UNION PACIFIC power and RIO GRANDE crews. We are also fortunate to catch a colorful Circus train speeding through the desert. This historically important program is beautifully photographed by Dave Gross in broadcast video and narrated by Rege Cordic.

60 minutes

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DVD Item#:WB034
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.45/min)
Producer:WB Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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A Salute to Soldier Summit DVD
E (Salt Lake City, Ut) on 2013-10-05 15:42:20.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5

Good video of the much missed Rio Grande. The only things I didn't like in this video was the narration and it seemed like the video would cut to the train just as it was getting to you and not as it approached. Video was a bit spendy. I would recommend this video to someone completing their Rio Grande DVD collection otherwise I feel there are better videos without the price tag on the Rio Grande.

Additional remarks by E:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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