Special Trains on the C&TS DVD
This video has some unusual material since the meat of the show centers around 3 main trips. First we see an Enginner/Fireman school freight with engine 489 on a misty day that creates some neat fog scenes with the train emerging from the clouds. This train operated from Chama to Cumbres and the sound in these conditions was really nice. We finish this segment at Cumbres as 489 departs headed to Antonito.
The second portion is another Engineer/Fireman School train, but this time it is 487 powering another freight for the "Advanced" engineer school train. We will see a bit of switching with this train at Cumbres. This train left very early from Chama, and produced some of the best lighting conditions for our entire trip with the low sun angles. From Jukes Tree at the Chama River Bridge to Cumbres this is one to really enjoy on a perfect day.
Next we have a special little segment regarding Cresco with one scene, that relates to a light engine that needed to take over for an out-of-service locomotive. We don't want to spoil this with too much info so you have something to look forward to.
We will also see a bit of switching with engine 484 in the Chama yard, and see some shots of 484 turning on the wye. The final segment is actually out of order a bit, but seemed like a nice way to end things. This was the final Sunset Train of the year on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. The idea is to leave Chama late in the afternoon once the regular train arrives and is turned, and then head to Cumbres. This train departs around 5:30 and on a clear day like we had some unusual lighting presents itself as the train works hard on the 4% climb to Cumbres. 487 does the honors on this one and we see it at Windy Point, then again backing the train into the tail of the wye where folks will detrain for a meal in the Cumbres Pavilion.
This show has a little of everything, and fits in nicely with all our other shows. 87 Minutes
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|1 Hour, 27 Mins ($0.26/min)
|Greg Scholl Video Productions
|DVD or BLU-RAY
|0 Worldwide NTSC