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Review of Across the Top - Steam in the Rockies

 5 of 5 (1)

The 1930's:

Watch the ore trains descend from the Blackhawk Mine on the Colorado Central to Clear Creek. The South Park Line is shown with quadruple headers battling upgrade through South Platte Canyon. The last passenger train from Leadville to Denver. Scenes at Buffalo, Pine Creek and detail shots of Como. Enrout to Boreas Pass and Fairplay.

The 1940's:

Ride the "San Juan" from Toltec to Durango; watch both freights and mixed trains on the Silverton . Ride over Marshall Pass and down the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Scenes of the "Shavano", the Transcontinental Express of the thirties, at Gunnison and the Colorado Museum's 346 as it really used to be. Finally, climb aboard and pull the throttle on the climb from Leadville to Climax.

Includes early 1400 class Mallets doubleheading and the monster 3400 series, the last steam built for D&RG.
47 minutes.

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

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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