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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Freight Train DVD Train Video

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Freight Train DVD Train Video Pentrex CATSF-DVD 748268004865
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Here is your ticket to relive the days of Rio Grande narrow gauge freight service aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. In September 1990, the San Juan Express, a privately sponsored photographer"s freight train, ran on an unusual 2-day excursion that covered the entire line from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado. Led by Baldwin-built 2-8-2 Mikado locomotive #488, the train with its vintage freight equipment tackled the four percent grade from Chama to Cumbres Pass at an elevation of 10,015-feet and then continued east to Antonito. Stops were scheduled to allow photographers ample opportunity to capture fantastic run-bys at the most scenic spots, with plenty of smoke, whistles, and steam.

Excellent weather conditions and the wide variety of scenery along the way added to the excitement of the trip. Steep mountain curves, rolling upland meadows, and incredible Rocky Mountain vistas made fantastic settings against which the historic train performed. This 64-mile long remnant of the once-flourishing Rio Grande Narrow Gauge network is now the longest 3-foot gauge railroad in America and one of the country"s most popular train rides. It"s every bit as exciting today as it was when this program was originally released in 1990. Join Pentrex as we step back in time to savor once more the thrill of narrow gauge steam freight in the Rockies!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour

In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-203-4
UPC: 7-48268-00486-5
Produced by Pentrex 1990; Released on DVD 2007

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004865
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5

Very good Trains were impressive.

Additional remarks by Bill Wellington:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5

this is A MUST HAVE! for fans of the former rio grange narrow gauge railroad

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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