Rail Buff (Southern California) on 2016-12-06 21:00:09.
I have several other Blue Ray discs on the D&S. All excellent though I prefer some to others. This one on the D&S ranks at the top, One word description on content: Fantastic. One word description on camera locations/angles; Imaginative. I saw things I had never seen before.
This is a two disc set. The first disc was taken from aboard the train, Durango to Silverton. Camera stability was excellent. Very steady even when the car in which it was located was bobbing and weaving because of the track bed. Shots of the High Line were as good or better than any I've seen. There had been a large snow melt so the Animas River was full of white water rapids. Very scenic.
Second disc, was taken from track side and included tour of downtown Silverton; turning of train by use of the wye (I thought they just made a loop through town. Not so. With a loop I had wondered why they needed a wye); One train was actually paced near Hermosa. Never saw pacing before on the D&S.
During a heat wave the track "kinked" stranding two trains and the "rescue" of the passengers with a third train powered by a diesel was shown. Passengers walking on the track ballast between trains in the middle of nowhere. Interesting.
The roadbed was shown in places to be in very poor shape. Shots of the train showed the locomotive and cars "rocking and rolling", to quote a phase from the video.
In sum, an excellent product and if you like the D&S, one you won't want to be without. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Now, if Left Coast would just give the same treatment to the C&TS? - - - - - Hope springs eternal.
Additional remarks by Rail Buff:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!
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Added 2016-12-13 10:54:14 by Rail Buff
In above review I asked, tongue in cheek, that Left Coast give the same treatment to the C&TS.
This morning (12/13)when I looked at TVD's web site, lo and behold, I found my wish granted! I ordered the Blue Ray immediately.
Isn't life great? :>)