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Review of Special Trains on the C&TS DVD

This video has some unusual material since the meat of the show centers around 3 main trips. First we see an Enginner/Fireman school freight with engine 489 on a misty day that creates some neat fog scenes with the train emerging from the clouds. This train operated from Chama to Cumbres and the sound in these conditions was really nice. We finish this segment at Cumbres as 489 departs headed to Antonito.

The second portion is another Engineer/Fireman School train, but this time it is 487 powering another freight for the "Advanced" engineer school train. We will see a bit of switching with this train at Cumbres. This train left very early from Chama, and produced some of the best lighting conditions for our entire trip with the low sun angles. From Jukes Tree at the Chama River Bridge to Cumbres this is one to really enjoy on a perfect day.

Next we have a special little segment regarding Cresco with one scene, that relates to a light engine that needed to take over for an

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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