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Review of Semaphores Searchlights and the Southwest Chief DVD

 5 of 5 (1)
Travel to southern Colorado and northern New Mexico and BNSF's Raton & Glorieta Subdivisions, home to Amtrak trains #3&4, the Southwest Chief. This is a comprehensive look at the former AT&SF line between La Junta, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico andt and the passenger trains that run over it.
This route is the last place in the United States to see semaphore signals running outside of a railroad museum, and you'll enjoy an in-depth look at them. But there's much more to this route than the semaphores, it's an incredibly rugged and scenic railroad in it's own right, and you'll see all of it.:

See the Chief race across the Great Plains out of La Junta
Watch the Delhi wig-wag in action
See the climb over the 3% grade of Raton Pass
See all three stands of semaphores before the 2020 replacements took some away
See 1960-era searchlight signals, antiques in their own right.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Glorieta Pass
See the Chief in Shoemaker and Apache Can

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.

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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