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Review of Amtraks Southwest Chief on the Raton and Glorieta Subs Part 1 Westbound Train 3 DVD

Shot between 2001 and 2015, this program features westbound Train #3 from Las Animas, Colorado all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Almost every key location along this route is included in geographical order including LaJunta, the Delhi wig-wag, Wootton's Curve, Raton Pass, Shoemaker Canyon, Tecolate Creek bridge, Glorietta Pass, Apache Canyon, the Spider Bridge, Lamy and the Devil's Throne. Also includes Amtrak's express boxcar, mechanical reefer and Road Railer operations which often swelled the consist of the Southwest Chief to an average of 29 cars a day. A must for any fan of the Southwest Chief and the Raton Pass line.

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"!

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