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Review of Cumbres & Toltec 50th Anniversary Freights DVD

This program looks at two 50th anniversary photo specials on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The first in August of 2018 commemorated the last freights over Cumbres Pass using two of the K-36 locomotives. The first day had a 2-engine freight climbing the 4% grade from Chama to Cumbres, while the second day featured a rare doubleheader running west out of Antonito. The second special took place in October of 2022 and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Toltec Rattler: the first ever photo freight on the C&TS. You'll see 2 days of action with locomotive #484, right after the first major snow of the season.

Total running time: 1 hour 46 minutes

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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