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Across the Top - Steam in the Rockies
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Across the Top - Steam in the Rockies Sunday River Productions DVD-ACT
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The 1930's:

Watch the ore trains descend from the Blackhawk Mine on the Colorado Central to Clear Creek. The South Park Line is shown with quadruple headers battling upgrade through South Platte Canyon. The last passenger train from Leadville to Denver. Scenes at Buffalo, Pine Creek and detail shots of Como. Enrout to Boreas Pass and Fairplay.

The 1940's:

Ride the "San Juan" from Toltec to Durango; watch both freights and mixed trains on the Silverton . Ride over Marshall Pass and down the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Scenes of the "Shavano", the Transcontinental Express of the thirties, at Gunnison and the Colorado Museum's 346 as it really used to be. Finally, climb aboard and pull the throttle on the climb from Leadville to Climax.

Includes early 1400 class Mallets doubleheading and the monster 3400 series, the last steam built for D&RG.
47 minutes.

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Runtime:47 Mins ($0.77/min)
Producer:Sunday River Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:1 US & Canada NTSC

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Across the Top - Steam in the Rockies
D.W. (Ogden UT US) on 2016-05-15 21:55:13.

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  •  5 of 5

I had this as a VHS tape which has now been donated to a railroad friend. The dvd image is quite a bit more clear than the old tape, and shows much more detail especially at the beginning of the program (the 1930s) where the original material was obviously more marginal than much of the color stuff from the 40's. The rarity of a lot of the 30's subjects is amazing. on the C&S we have #70 puttering around the Blackhawk line, On a 5 engine freight bound for Leadville, we have leased D&RGW #346 (post wreck) and #345, as well as C&S #58 and another unidentifiable engine blasting up Platte Canyon to Como at literally maybe 3 to 5 mph. We have a mogul on a passenger train on Boreas Pass, shots of the Como roundhouse and shots of the Leased Q #537 , #8 and #60 running light down the canyon as well as #60 on the last Leadville Passenger and several locations. There is a great 40s section on the D&RGW as well. Sound is OK, out of sync some of the time. Truly goofy music as was a specialty of Sunday River, or so it seemed.

Additional remarks by D.W.:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!

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