A couple of days after the conclusion of the Victorian Iron Horse Roundup, Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 operated it's first excursion on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - a doubleheader with K-27 2-8-2 #463 masquerading as Rio Grande Southern #455. This program begins with that August 31st doubleheader, then chronicles a month of special excursions with #20 and the other two resident Victorian locomotives on the C&TS: D&RG 4-6-0 #168 and D&RG 2-8-0 #425 (more commonly known as Denver & Rio Grande Western #315).
While Eureka and Glenbrook were the stars of the August Roundup (covered on Victorian Iron Horses on the C&TS - Vol. 1), RGS #20 was the main attraction in September and October. The 1899-built 4-6-0 was visiting from the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden - it's first trip away from the museum since it was returned to steam in 2020. This program covers all of #20's runs except a September 5th trip from Antonito to Big Horn.
The video includes:
Aug. 31st - Trains Magazine RGS charter w/ #20 and #455 - Antonito to Osier Sept. 25th - Friends of the C&TS D&RG #168 charter - Antonito to Osier Sept. 27th - Lerro Productions charter Day 1: D&RG #168 - Antonito to Big Horn Sept. 28th - Day 2: D&RG #425 - Antonito to Cascade Trestle Sept. 29th - Day 3: RGS #20 - Antonito to Osier Oct. 1st - RGS #20 - Antonito to Chama Oct. 2nd - RGS #20 - Chama to Antonito (doubleheaded w/ #455 to Cumbres Pass) The aspens were at peak fall color in early October and you won't want to miss RGS #20 climbing the 4% grade from Chama to Cumbres Pass. You'll also see breathtaking sunrise shots with both #168 and #425 on the east side of the railroad, plus some lesser known photo spots that were featured during the 3-day Lerro Productions charter that ran out of Antonito, CO.
Filmed entirely in HD, this video features 3 narrow gauge 19th century steam locomotives operating at home in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. In addition to the sweeping vistas of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, there's plenty of great steam action in this comprehensive look at RGS 20 and the fall photo trips. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD and High Definition Blu-ray disc.
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Victorian Iron Horses on the C&TS - Volume 2 RGS 20 and the Fall Photo Trips DVD
chris collins on 2022-05-06 17:56:46.
5 of 5
victorian iron horses on the cumbres & toltec scenic railroad vol. 2 looks at visiting rio grande southern ten wheeler 20 from the colorado railroad museum operating on the c&ts after the big victorian iron horse event with the eureka & glenbrook being the big stars no. 20 operated for much of the fall first there's the trains magazine charter on the last day of august than there's footage of 20 operating with ten wheeler 168 and consolidation 315 still dressed as 425 as all put on a sight of steam power this and the first vol are just incredible with 19 centenary steam engines operating in different times excellent work from steam train videos for showing the victorian iron horse event these videos will be enjoyed for years to come
Additional remarks by chris collins: Narration:Just enough. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Definitely.