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Review of D&RGW 315 A Decade in Steam DVD

Denver & Rio Grande Western 2-8-0 #315 returned to steam in August of 2007 after a 7-year restoration by the Durango Railroad Historical Society. Ten years later the DRHS commemorated the anniversary of that first steam-up with 3 days of special excursions on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. "A Decade in Steam" chronicles those 3 days in late August - plus a 2-day photo freight in early June - as #315 spent all of 2017 on the Cumbres & Toltec.

Prior to opening day, #315's tender was painted with the “flying” Rio Grande logo for the first time since being returned to operation, and it would remain that way for the rest of the year. This program starts with scenes from a photo charter organized by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec, a week after opening day. On Saturday June 3rd, #315 ran from Antonito to Cumbres Pass, performing a number of photo runby's along the way. The next day, the locomotive traveled back to Antonito with more photo stops en-route.

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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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