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Review of Rio Grande Vintage Steam Narrow Gauge Steam 50s to 70s DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
This is a quality show with 16mm original films expertly transfered to video for your viewing pleasure. There is a wealth of material here with both riding and trackside views between 1954 and the early 1970's.

First we see 1954 servicing and turning of engines in Durango, plus see a freight with 492 on the line to Farmington. In 1956 we return to Durango, and ride the train to Silverton, followed by some trackside views, and more scenes around Durango of servicing. In 1958 we are in Alamosa and see servicing near the roundhouse before chasing a doubleheader south toward Antonito. Then we board the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club trip of 1958 with engine 476 headed for Durango. Lots of scenes from the train, plus some runbys, and a freight departing Chama with a mid-train helper. At Durango we have more engine scenes, including 493 being prepared to take the train to Farmington, since a flood on the Silverton line prevented the use of it on that day.

After this we chase an I

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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