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Review of Tripleheader to Cumbres Pass Chama Steam 2014 DVD

With tourist season on the Cumbres and Toltec officially over, Rio Grande steam-powered freight trains returned to Cumbres Pass for one spectacular day in late October 2014. The Chama Steam 'Fall Classic' was held on Saturday October 25th, and the highlight was a rare tripleheader on the 4% grade from Chama, NM to Cumbres Pass - with all 3 D&RGW 2-8-2 locomotives re-lettered with the 1930's era Royal Gorge / Moffat Tunnel livery.

This program showcases the entire 'Fall Classic' photo charter, focusing on the tripleheader with K-27 locomotive #463, and K-36 locomotives #487 and #489. With a different whistle on each locomotive, you'll hear a chorus of superheated steam echoing through the high country - as the tripleheader climbs towards 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass.

Upon reaching Cumbres, the tripleheader was broken up, as #463 continued light to Osier, #489 turned on the wye and returned to Chama, and #487 took the entire freight train downgrade to Osier. After turning on th

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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