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Review of Vintage Rio Grande Triple Feature DVD

 4 of 5 (1)
"The Royal Gorge" is a publicity film made in the late 1940s by Missouri Pacific, the Rio Grande and Western Pacific to promote travel on their jointly operated heavyweight train between St. Louis and Oakland. It presents footage of steam engines from all three roads, including D&RGW doubleheaders. The scenery is superb through Royal George, over Tennessee Pass, along the Great Salt Lake, and down Feather River Canyon.

"Trouble at Troublesome" is an instructional film made by the D&RGW following a 1956 accident on its Moffat Tunnel Route. After two freight trains collided at Troublesome Siding, the railroad staged a reenactment of events leading up to the mishap. You’ll see F-units in the original pinstripe scheme, steam-powered Big Hooks cleaning up the derailment, and the California Zephyr gliding by after the main line was reopened.

"Railroading with the Rio Grande" tells the story of a large construction project awarded to Morrison-Knudsen. See

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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