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Otto Perrys First Generation Diesels on DVD by Machines of Iron Train Video

Otto Perrys First Generation Diesels on DVD by Machines of Iron Train Video Machines of Iron OPFGDD
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The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club has once again opened their archives of the works of Otto Perry, noted rail photographer. Enjoy long gone passenger trains and freights pulled by classic diesel locomotives from Fairbanks-Morse, Electro-Motive Division, Alco, GE, Krauss-Maffei, and more including an Santa Fe-1, AB6, FTs, F3s, F7s, E6s, E8s, Centipedes, Eries, & PA-2s. Railroads throughout the United States are seen in this unique film footage including "Fallen Flag" and pre-merger roads: AT&SF, CO, CB&Q, CM&StP, RI, D&RGW, GN, NP, GM&O, IC, PRR, UP, SP, T&P, TP&W, WAB, and many more.

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TVD Price:$ 22.39
List Price:$ 24.95
Live Stock Status: IN STOCK!
Ships Thurs 7/27 (PST)
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  •  4.3 of 5 (3)




  

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DVD Item#:OPFGDD
Runtime:55 Mins
Producer:Machines of Iron
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Seattle) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5


These are priceless scenes superbly set up and filmed by a master! My one quibble is the trains are in many cases cut short, whether in editing or by Otto himself, trying to save film. Even so, the subject matter and skill of the photographer make this well worth the price.

Additional remarks by kurt e. armbruster:
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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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


The subject matter was really good if like me you enjoy the E and F units.. But the video was very choppy , going from scene to scene quickly, sometime just a second or so in length.. This really took a lot of the enjoyment of watching the video away.. Not sure if it was the camera work , the quality of the old film or the editing..

Additional remarks by Hal:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Added 2011-08-30 11:42:56 by charleyw

At the time that Otto Perry shot his films 16mm wind-up cameras could shoot only 7 or 11 seconds per wind. This is true of most of the photographers of Otto Perry's day.


(monroe NC US) on .

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  •  5 of 5


The video was full of some rare views. The scenes are short but the quality is excellent for the time period. There is a scene of the hydraulics on Rio Grande and this was a first for me. Lots of Rio Grande in this one and Denver Union Station.....Ottos home. Some scenes are from other Otto Perry films but I can get over that. There is enough new here to make it worth purchasing. Like vintage railroading? Get the video.

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

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