Tripleheader to Cumbres Pass Chama Steam 2014 DVD
With tourist season on the Cumbres and Toltec officially over, Rio Grande steam-powered freight trains returned to Cumbres Pass for one spectacular day in late October 2014. The Chama Steam 'Fall Classic' was held on Saturday October 25th, and the highlight was a rare tripleheader on the 4% grade from Chama, NM to Cumbres Pass - with all 3 D&RGW 2-8-2 locomotives re-lettered with the 1930's era Royal Gorge / Moffat Tunnel livery.
This program showcases the entire 'Fall Classic' photo charter, focusing on the tripleheader with K-27 locomotive #463, and K-36 locomotives #487 and #489. With a different whistle on each locomotive, you'll hear a chorus of superheated steam echoing through the high country - as the tripleheader climbs towards 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass.
Upon reaching Cumbres, the tripleheader was broken up, as #463 continued light to Osier, #489 turned on the wye and returned to Chama, and #487 took the entire freight train downgrade to Osier. After turning on the Osier loop, the freight was re-assembled in the afternoon with #463 on the point, and #487 as a mid-train helper for the westbound climb to Cumbres Pass. We'll cover all the action on the way back to Cumbres, and then follow #487 as she returns to Chama.
In addition to many trackside runbys, you'll climb inside the cab of #463 as the tripleheader gets underway in Chama. There's also a brief segment on the night photo shoot, featuring #489 posed in front of the Chama depot. We cover all the iconic spots on west side of the railroad, plus a few new locations that have never been seen before.
Filmed entirely in HD, this program features great steam action amidst spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. With clear blue skies, great stack talk, and a chorus of whistles - plus the sweeping vistas the Cumbres and Toltec is known for - this program is sure to please any fan of steam and the Colorado narrow gauge.
This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.
In addition to the standard widescreen DVD, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.
Running Time: 65 minutes
(plus 11 minutes of previews)
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|Runtime:||1 Hour, 05 Mins ($0.28/min)|
|Producer:||Steam Video Productions|
|Aspect Ratio:||Wide Screen|
|Disc Type:||DVD or BLU-RAY|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|