Log In Login/Register | Help Help 75cd9

Review of Vintage Doubleheaders 4 Pre-1900 Steam Locomotives DVD

Vintage Doubleheaders is a rare treat with some of the oldest engines in America, all operating on 3 foot rails of the host railroad, the 64-mile Cumbres & Toltec scenic railroad. Two of these were woodburners, in the form of 2-6-0 Glenbrook, and 4-4-0 Eureka & Palisade #4. Both of these engines live in Nevada and rarely operate except at the museum in Carson City. They were both trucked to Antonito for this event, and were paired for each of the runs during this multi-day event. Wood was staged along the way, and extra water supply between regular tanks on the line.

The other two engines that star in this show are Denver & Rio Grande 4-6-0 #168, and 2-8-0 number 315, which was backdated and renumber 425. These two were made to appear in the early 1900's during the D&RG days. These two are operating on their former Rio Grande tracks.

Here is a rundown of the trips that were covered.

August 20, 2021 was the day before the event kicked-off but we see the 4 engines an

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.
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.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

Name or Nickname * <- REQUIRED. Displayed in Review
E-Mail * <- REQUIRED. NOT Displayed in Review
Would you like to be notified if anyone responds to your review?
Location (i.e. Brooklyn, NY Dublin,Ireland, etc.) <- Will be displayed in review
Enter Your Review Here (50 characters minimum, 5,000 maximum)