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Review of Rio Grande Southern Memories DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
There are a lot of books out on the Rio Grande Southern but few videos. This rare footage comes from 3 or 4 different photographers. Most is 8mm, but some is 16mm. We begin with a 1947 fantrip over Narrow Gauge country organized by Nolan Black for a California group. We see two days of material on the Rio Grande Southern portion of their trip. We see engine 20 west of Rico, where it is traded for engine 455 for the run to Ridgeway. The following day 455 heads back to Rico where we see 20 about to take-over as our coverage ends. Lots of neat stuff on this two day trip including all the highlight spots like Ophir, and the other icon locations.

There are brief trackside views of engine 41, and a freight with 461 and 464, plus a couple of the geese which is 16mm black and white. The rest of the footage is all color. On one trip we see a freight with 20 and then get some shots of goose 5. The next day one of the group rides number 5 from Rico. There is a charter by 4 railfans of goos

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.
Good.
Excellent!

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.
Fair.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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