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Review of Victorian Iron Horses on the C&TS - Volume 2 RGS 20 and the Fall Photo Trips DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
A couple of days after the conclusion of the Victorian Iron Horse Roundup, Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 operated it's first excursion on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - a doubleheader with K-27 2-8-2 #463 masquerading as Rio Grande Southern #455. This program begins with that August 31st doubleheader, then chronicles a month of special excursions with #20 and the other two resident Victorian locomotives on the C&TS: D&RG 4-6-0 #168 and D&RG 2-8-0 #425 (more commonly known as Denver & Rio Grande Western #315).

While Eureka and Glenbrook were the stars of the August Roundup (covered on Victorian Iron Horses on the C&TS - Vol. 1), RGS #20 was the main attraction in September and October. The 1899-built 4-6-0 was visiting from the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden - it's first trip away from the museum since it was returned to steam in 2020. This program covers all of #20's runs except a September 5th trip from Antonito to Big Horn.

The video includes:

Aug. 31

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
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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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