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Rio Grande Steam Passenger Trains DVD
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Rio Grande Steam Passenger Trains DVD Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-182 604435018298
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There is approximately 10 minutes of rare San Juan footage in this show from 2 different sources. This entire video is material we have gathered over many years from different cameramen. We ride the San Juan in the winter, then see one with extra cars since a group was riding. After that the same photographer shoots some images trackside in a few spots.

After the San Juan was discontinued only sporatic excursions by groups such as the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club took place each year. We see such trips during 1956 with a 2-day Alamosa-Durango Roundtrip and a 1958 trip from Alamosa to Durango, with a side trip to Farmington as the Silverton line was flooded. The Farmington Trip had K-37 493 for power and we get some good scenes riding and at stops. There is good coverage of a 1960 trip from Alamosa to Durango and Silverton with 476, and 483 to Alamosa on the last day. There are also scenes of various engines on 1963 and 1964 excursions. Also 483 hauls an excursion in 1966, the final year of excursions between Alamosa and Durango, just two years before the Rio Grande ended Narrow Gauge freight operations entirely. There is also more coverage of regular trains and excursions on the Silverton Branch. All three classes of 2-8-2's are seen including the K-28's, K-36's, and K-37's. Also there is some doubleheading action from Chama to Cumbres. There is music and narration, plus maps and scene titles as you enjoy passenger trains over the 4th Division.

83 Minutes plus previews

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DVD Item#:GSVP-182
Runtime:1 Hour, 23 Mins ($0.32/min)
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:604435018298
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Rio Grande Steam Passenger Trains DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-06-25 14:36:34.

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  •  5 of 5

One of the newest GSVP dvds focuses on the vintage 8mm and 16mm films of various filmmakers as some of the 2-8-2s put on a fine show in the Colorado Rockies especially over the long gone Farmington branch, and the already ripped up Chama to Durango line. This was the first GSVP program to have an unexpected surprise. Here�s the answer: over the years, most of Greg�s programs from 1986-2016 was narrated by John Edward Hingsbergen. Unfortunately the N&W 611 trilogy Volume 3 was officially the last program to have Johnny�s narration, and nearly a year after it was released, Hingsbergen passed away during the thanksgiving season. On days when Hingsbergen isn�t available to help Greg with the programs, there have been some short substitutes. In 1993, his first 2-part set on the Chicago and Northwesten was narrated by the original Les Jarret/railway productions narrator Eric Green. In 1996, 3 out of 5 of the rare and out of print steam around the World Series, was narrated by Mike Leland. 21 years later in 2017, most of the programs minus the original 1987 editing of N&W 1218 rebuilt and Roanoke bound was narrated by Brian sellers. And now starting with this one along with the B25 gathering, it was narrated by long-time Railroader on YouTube, Christopher Kovacs AKA Trainmaster844. Who knows what would happen when guest narrators come and go to help Greg with his items that he is working on? Anyways, good program, great scenery and astonishing locomotives that most of them shown in this program are still with us today.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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