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Review of Otto Perrys Rio Grande Southern

 3 of 5 (2)
This beautiful and historically comprehensive production takes an in-depth look at a railroad that operated where some say a railroad should never have been built. Crossing three of the highest snow-swept railroad mountain passes in the nation, through alpine meadows and down slot canyons, the Rio Grande Southern traversed territory better suited to mountain goats than steam trains. Famed rail photographer Otto Perry tracked the "Southern" for ten years through the peaks of the Colorado Rockies- to the gold and silver mines of Ophir, Rico, and Telluride. We see triple-heading on 4% grades, the cattle rush through the golden aspens of autumn, and we ride the fabled "Galloping Goose". This ingenious car-train combo kept passenger service alive on the "Southern" for years. This feature represents the best of Perry's unique and spectacular footage. To complement his photography, Sunday River interviewed several former employees of the railroad and their family members. Their stories, inter

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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