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Review of Colorado Narrow Gauge in the 1950s DVD Marshall Monarch Passes

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Colorado Narrow Gauge in the 1950s (DVD Video)

Railroading on the Marshall and Monarch Passes

In the summer of 1953, time was running out for railroading on most of Rio Grande's intense narrow gauge network in southwestern Colorado. Though dieselization was nearly complete for most Class 1 railroads across America, here in Narrow Gauge country, steam remained king until the fire was dropped on the last engine after operations came to a standing halt.

Pentrex takes you back to this place and time through a priceless collection of carefully restored vintage films. Our journey begins with a look at dual gauge activity in the Salida Yard, located alongside the meandering Arkansas River. A standard gauge class C41 2-8-0 is seen along with several L131 2-8-8-2 articulateds at the coaling tower. Narrow gauge K27 #453 is also earning its keep. In addition, there are views of Salida's classic 20-stall roundhouse and car shop. We take a brief but scenic drive over Marshall P

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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