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Excursion to the 30s DVD Train Video

Excursion to the 30s DVD Train Video WB Video Productions WB003
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Tour the Colorado Narrow Gauges prior to World War II. See Colorado & Southern Clear Creek and South Park lines, the Rio Grande Southern and the Denver & Rio Grande Western with scenes of the "San Juan", The "Shavano" and the "Chili Train". From rare 8mm color films taken 1937 to 1941 by Richard B. Jackson.

52 minutes

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DVD Item#:WB003
Runtime:52 Mins
Producer:WB Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(San Antonio, TX) on .

People who found this review helpful: 5

  •  5 of 5


I really enjoyed this video, but I would only recommend it for someone who is fairly interested in the time period and the subject. As far as I know, there are not very many color films showing narrow gauge railroading in the late 1930's so this footage is a national treasure. The limits of the 8mm color film are evident in the lack of sharp edges and color depth, but with a little imagination you can travel back and see authentic narrow gauge railroading as it really was. You are treated to trips on the Colorado & Southern and their diminutive but powerful locomotives. There is also coverage of most of the D&RGW narrow gauge and towns as well as the Rio Grande Southern and the Chili Line. Locomotive types featured are C-16, C-19, K-27, K-28, and K-36. The steam locomotive sounds were added to the silent film and though not 100% accurate, it does not detract from the video and was very enjoyable. Where else can you see color motion pictures of narrow gauge locomotives from almost 75 years ago!

Additional remarks by Matthitect:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


very good for the price, evocative of its time and place, flavor and breadth of 30s CO narrow gauge.


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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


This was a great dvd it shows The narrow gauge Colorado and southern, the whole D&RGW narrow gauge, and rio grande southern. It also has footage of the shavano passenger train and the chilli line witch is very hard to come by.

Additional remarks by Larry Cross Jr:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


Having spent some weeks in the Colorado area and industrial heritage being my "hobby" I was very impressed by the old railway systems .The DVD gave a great look back to what things were like back then and the lifestyles involved. Great Stuff. Pete

Additional remarks by Pete:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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