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Review of Last Steam Freights 1968 2-DVD Set

1968 was the final year of revenue freight operations on the Denver and Rio Grande Western(Rio Grande) as trains operated over the Narrow Gauge from Alamosa to Farmington via Chama and Durango. Trains would arrive in Alamosa and loads were transferred to the narrow gauge cars for forwarding west primarily to Farmington The oil and gas boom of the 1950's prolonged the steam operations as the D&RGW delivered loads of pipe and drilling supplies. We pick-up the film coverage on June 3, 1968 with the Scholl family trip to Colorado and New Mexico. Randy Scholl shot 8mm movies with Warren W. Scholl's camera, and Greg shot slides to supplement the film. The first run was a K28 hauling the first shipment of the year to Farmington from Durango. The next day we chase 498 with empty cars toward Chama. On the third day see 3 engines in Chama, and chase 483 with 493 back up Cumbres Pass toward Alamosa. This was the first run of freight up Cumbres Pass for 1968. Later we pick up more runs from Ernie

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

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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.
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Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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