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Review of Steam in the Rockies V2 Cumbres & Toltec DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad operates 64 miles of former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge track between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. Built in 1880, this line originally connected Denver with the mining country of southwestern Colorado. While much of the trackage was abandoned in the late 1960s, the Chama to Antonito portion was saved and became the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in 1970.

The railroad travels over 10,015-foot high Cumbres Pass, providing a spectacular display of steam-powered mountain railroading on the 4% grade to the summit. This DVD contains footage filmed in 2011 and 2012, focusing primarily on Chama and the climb to the pass.

In addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains, you'll see clips from the August 2012 Engineer & Fireman School program as students operate a freight consist over the scenic line. All 3 runs up the hill (over 2 days) are included, plus afternoon switching and servicing in Chama.

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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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