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Review of 3967 Returns Rocky Mountain 40th Anniversary Excursion DVD

On May 17, 1953, Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3967 pulled an excursion train sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club from Denver, Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming - the first modern UP fantrip. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of that excursion, 4-6-6-4 3985 was cosmetically altered to represent sister Challenger 3967, complete with "elephant ear" smoke lifters and smokebox shield.

The resurrected 3967 made a ferry run from Cheyenne to Denver on May 14th, 1993, followed by a Denver - Laramie roundtrip on the 15th, once again sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. The locomotive returned to Cheyenne on May 16th.

This program presents multi-camera coverage of these historic trips, complete with thrilling trackside and pacing scenes, our famous locomotive mounted ChoochCam minicams, and a number of interesting interviews. Rare archival photos and film of the original 3967 and other Challengers in action are also included!

75 Minutes * Full Color * DVD * Stereo S

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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