The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is 64 miles of the former Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad. It is perhaps one of the most authentic steam experiences in the US, and is the longest and highest steam railroad. They offer a unique program whereby patrons can pay for the experience to be the engineer or fireman on a real steam engine. With one part of a day for classroom and orientation, there are still 3 full days of operating for the crews. These trains generally start early, around 8 am, so they can get out ahead of the regular excursion trains each day. This provides some nice morning lighting for video. K-36 2-8-2 provides the power for 3 days of these special trains. We enjoy 2 days of climbing the 4% grade between Chama and Cumbres, as well as 2 days climbing the west slope to Cumbres. Thus all freights are climbing to Cumbres either once or twice in a day, as some trains went to Osier and back the same day. On one day they went through to Antonito, and we have the next day|
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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)?
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.
A "Must Have"!
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