Special photo charters were arranged for March of 2014 that would use a steam locomotive (K-36 #489) and flanger OJ plus other cars to show winter operations and snow clearing like in the old days of the Denver & Rio Grande Western. All equipment is letter for Rio Grande to make this feel like a 1940's or 1950's winter operation.|
Besides dramatic snow busting with the pilot plow mounted on the engine we see the flanger move snow further from the tracks, as it is coupled behind the tender. There is normally little snow at the bottom, so special freight train and flanger runbys were made before reaching the higher elevations where snow would be cleared.
These days in 2014 were so successful, that more days were planned for 2015, and 2016. Each year is a little different, with differing snow and weather conditions. On one trip the 489 gets stuck on the wye at Big Horn which was interesting to see that unfold. On a different year (2015) there were some big cuts full of snow r
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
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|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
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Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
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