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Review of Riding the RGS DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
In 1949 photographer Ted Collins made a trip to Colorado to see steam in action particularly the Rio Grande Southern which was in bad shape financially. This video begins with footage taken in Durango in either 1950 or 1951, as we ride Galloping Goose motor car #5. In 1949 there was a washout, and he could not start in Durango. The 1949 trip is intermingled starting in Rico, which was north of the washout in 1949. The 1949 trip was a scheduled daily trip on the Goose, but the second trip was the tourist version of the Goose which operated in the final year of Rio Grande operations. The Galloping Geese were constructed to provide some means of lower cost passenger and less than carload freight service as the money-strapped railroad tried to hang on in the final years of operation.

In the video we will see most of the stations, as well as water tanks, breathtaking wooden trestles and loops, and pristine mountain and lakes in this remote portion of Colorado. There were some tracksi

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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