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Review of Durango & Silverton Winter Along the Animas DVD

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The Durango & Silverton is one of the few railroads that operate steam year round. While service to Silverton ends in late October because of avalanche danger in the upper part of the Animas Canyon, the railroad still runs a shorter excursion to Cascade Canyon from November to early May. This program looks at steam on the Durango & Silverton during the winter of 2021-2022, with all 3 of the railroad's operable K-36 locomotives featured. Because of persistent fire danger during the summer months, the D&S has been converting its steam locomotive fleet to oil firing for a few years now. With the railroad transitioning away from coal, you'll see oil fired locomotives #480 and #482 alongside coal fired locomotive #481, which is very likely the last operable coal burner on the Durango & Silverton.

Coverage begins on New Year's Eve with locomotive #480 pulling the Cascade Canyon train during a snowstorm. You'll also see a couple of clips of #482 on a surprise flanger run that day, fres

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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.
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.
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Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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