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Tennessee Pass and the Royal Gorge Route
 5 of 5 (2)

Tennessee Pass and the Royal Gorge Route Railway Productions TNPASSDVD 616964006073
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This is perhaps the final look at one of the most incredible railroad lines in the United States. On August 23, 1997 Union Pacific ran the last through train over this former Rio Grande main line, possibly the end of "the big show" of railroading on this historic Colorado route.

Fortunately, our cameras were there when the railroad was still running full tilt, and we see everything from the manifest to coal and taconite trains. Lots of mainline diesel action! Minturn was still a busy place with helpers being cut in and out. Our video shows all the line threatened with closure, from Dotsero east to Canon city.

See the depths of Eagle River Canyon, the 3% climb to Tennessee Pass (and a train with 10 locomotives), Colorado's highest peaks, the Arkansas River Canyon, and the Royal Gorge. This spectacular railroad may now be silent, but the trains still roar on your TV! From Railway Productions.

Color Stereo 90 minutes. DVD contains chapter menus.

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Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins ($0.25/min)
Producer:Railway Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:616964006073
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Tennessee Pass and the Royal Gorge Route
Mysp7377 (San Diego Ca) on 2013-08-18 22:18:12.

People who found this review helpful: 2

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  •  5 of 5

After seeing the previews on this DVD I was really looking to get a copy of it and I'm glad I did, simply put this is one awesome DVD. Photography is crisp clear and all around fantastic narration is both interesting and informative and did I mention the photography is excellent O' yes I did. It was filmed in 1997 just a year after the UP/SP and D&RGW merger there's a nice assortment of merger lash ups to be seen with lots of SP and D&RGW power mixed with UP and CNW power. UP's newest power at that time the SD90/43Mac's and AC400's are clean I mean clean like even the snow plows are glossy gray. This DVD brings back some good memories from the late 1990s and you'll enjoy watching these trains again. A+++++


Additional remarks by Mysp7377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Tennessee Pass and the Royal Gorge Route
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-07-22 11:05:15.

  •  5 of 5

This 1997 Video Produced by 2 "America By Rail" Photographers, Greg Scholl & Les Jarrett, Features lots of Freight action on the final days of mainline freights with Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, & Rio Grande. Today The Tennessee Pass Mainline is gone forever, but the Canon City line is still operational as a tourist line With Preserved Rio Grande F-units. One Thing that I wish to improve the video itself, is that we need more of Michael Lynch's Music. It's Beautiful, its good, and its a somewhat basic America By Rail Format.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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