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Review of Riding the C&TS DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is the longest and highest Narrow Gauge steam railroad in the United States. This video takes you on that ride from the eastern terminus of Antonito westbound to Chama. The trip starts with some highlights of a cab ride in 489, then we move to the coaches and gondola for scenes from the train the rest of the way. En route you will see highlights of the trip taking us through the famous Whiplash Curve, Big Horn Peak, Mud Tunnel, Phantom Curve with its interesting rock formations, Toltec Tunnel and Gorge, and eventually Cumbres Pass. We stop at Osier for a hot lunch at the dining hall where folks get a choice of meals with their train ticket. We see 487 on the eastbound train as we arrive. Then after taking water we continue west through the Los Pinos valley, around Tanglefoot Curve and arrive at the summit of the railroad at 10,015 feet elevation. After a brief stop there we continue down the steep 4% grade with spectacular views of Windy Point whe

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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