Winter Steam Vol 1 - Steamtown Durango & Silverton La Veta Pass DVD
Steam in the winter is a spectacular sight, made all the more special by its rarity. The winter is a slow season for tourism, and most operators use the time to perform necessary maintenance on locomotives and rolling stock.
This DVD showcases four winter steam excursions. It includes the annual Tobyhanna Ice Harvest Train at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, PA. We'll see the 2009 train, which operated on a bitter cold day, right after a major snowstorm.
Next follows a short segment on the Cascade Canyon Winter Train on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado, with locomotive #482 re-lettered as the 'Polar Express' for the Christmas season.
The rugged Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado provide a stunning backdrop for the first ever winter steam special on the Rio Grande Scenic. In the third feature, you'll see spectacular views of 2-8-0 #18 working on both sides of La Veta Pass.
Finally, the last feature is a more in-depth look at the regularly scheduled Cascade Canyon train on the Durango and Silverton. As the snow melts at the lower elevations, we'll follow 2-8-2 #480 along the Animas River on four days of operation in early March.
There is no distracting music or narration on this DVD; just well-filmed and well-edited clips of steam locomotives working hard amongst breathtaking mountain scenery. This DVD is sure to please any fan of steam railroading.
This is a standard definition DVD-R presented in 16:9 widescreen, and should be compatible with any DVD player.
Total running time is 66 minutes.
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|Runtime:||49 Mins ($0.28/min)|
|Producer:||Steam Video Productions|
|Aspect Ratio:||Wide Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|