2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This special Rotary event kicked off the season in spectacular fashion. We have footage from on the ground with a main camera, plus some additional ground shots, as well as special shots in the air from 2 drone cameras. In addition there are a few scenes onboard the train.|
Our coverage begins on February 27th, as the Rotary is being prepared for a test run to the Chama River bridge. First we see the side panels open to reveal the motion with the driving rods that help propel the big rotary blade. We will learn a bit about the history and how the plow works. K-36 2-8-2 powers the rotary to the water tank, before they head out of the yard to do some test plowing.
On Saturday February 29th, the real show begins as they plow eastward, and we see this from in the air as well as on the ground. We see passing Jukes Tree, the first highway crossing, entering the narrows, in the narrows, Lake Lobato leaving
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
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.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
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