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Review of 489 Cab Ride DVD

 5 of 5 (2)
Climb into the engine cab of K-36 number 489 as we ride with the crew for 26 miles from Antonito, Colorado to Sublette, New Mexico in September 2014.

You'll see inside the cab and the gauges before we leave town, then watch the engineer get the train started on our journey. There is plenty of action as the fireman hand-shovels the coal into the firebox as needed, and you see that the fuel is spread around to various sides of the firebox for better heating. Most of the view is looking ahead from the fireman's seat, plus of course views of the engineer and fireman at work. We get up to a good speed on the straight section leaving Antonito, and then begin the climb steadily westward on this 64 mile Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This engine is working the same tracks it was designed to run on when it was built by Baldwin in 1925 for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. We will see some of the sights along the way such as Lava tank, switches for the loop, Whiplash Curve, and get a

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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