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Review of Snowstorm in the San Juans Vol 2 Rotary Run on the Cumbres and Toltec DVD

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During the winter of 2020 the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad operated steam-powered Rotary OY for the first time in 23 years in order to clear the line from Chama, NM to the summit of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass. This extraordinary demonstration was the first event in a planned yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cumbres & Toltec, with photographers from all over the world traveling to Chama in late February to see the rotary in action. While the Rio Grande kept Cumbres open year round into the 1960s, winter runs on the Cumbres & Toltec are incredibly rare because the railroad only operates regular trains from late-May to mid-October.

This program covers the 2-day rotary event with footage from the air, onboard the rotary and trailing locomotives, plus plenty of trackside views. Two K-36 mikado-type locomotives (#487 and #484) were used to push the rotary plow up the steep 4% grade to Cumbres. On the first day the rotary plowed from Chama to the Colorado state lin

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
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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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