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Review of Rio Grande Steam Passenger Trains DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
There is approximately 10 minutes of rare San Juan footage in this show from 2 different sources. This entire video is material we have gathered over many years from different cameramen. We ride the San Juan in the winter, then see one with extra cars since a group was riding. After that the same photographer shoots some images trackside in a few spots.

After the San Juan was discontinued only sporatic excursions by groups such as the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club took place each year. We see such trips during 1956 with a 2-day Alamosa-Durango Roundtrip and a 1958 trip from Alamosa to Durango, with a side trip to Farmington as the Silverton line was flooded. The Farmington Trip had K-37 493 for power and we get some good scenes riding and at stops. There is good coverage of a 1960 trip from Alamosa to Durango and Silverton with 476, and 483 to Alamosa on the last day. There are also scenes of various engines on 1963 and 1964 excursions. Also 483 hauls an excursion in 1966, the fi

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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