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Otto Perrys Moffat Route on DVD by Machines of Iron Train Video

Otto Perrys Moffat Route on DVD by Machines of Iron Train Video Machines of Iron OPMRDR
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In Otto Perry's Moffat Route you will see photographs of the Denver, Northwestern, & Pacific, film from the 1920s of rotary snow plows battling on Rollins Pass. You'll be there for the opening of the Moffat Tunnel and then look at the steamers of the Denver & Salt Lake Railroad. And finally, you'll move onto the Rio Grandes era with steam and diesel freights as well as passenger trains pulled by steam and first generation diesels such as the Exposition Flyer, Prospector, Mountaineer, California Zephyr, Ski Train, and the local train to Craig. This dramatic work of Otto Perry of the spectacular Moffat Route comes from the archives of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club.

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DVD Item#:OPMRDR
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Machines of Iron
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Otto Perry's railfan career spanned almost 60 years of railroading all over the midwest and the Rocky Mountain states. He had ammassed a huge collection of great photos from the D&RGW,a nd this video showcases some of his film recordings ont he Denver-Craig route. The film includes a incredibly rare view of the indescribably difficult railroading the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific/Denver & Salt Lake encountered on the fantastic grades and terrifying weather extremes of Rollins Pass. Rollins Pass had 2 seasons: Winter and August. At 11,660 feet of elevation, Spring comes in August! There's a nice amount of footage of the incredible snowfighting atop the pass, and hand-fired 200-class Mallet locomotives wrestle trains up the 4% grade to the summit at Corona, and down the treacherous 4% grade down to Mammoth (now known as Tolland). Watch firemen attmpt to keep up with the voracious appetite of these big 2-6-6-0's. The footage doesn't end there--the biggest of the big steam, the L-131 2-8-8-2's strut their stuff on the east slope, and steam of nearly every description hauls trains up and down the Front Range. A cabride aboard the Yampa Valley Mail from Denver shows incredible footage of the canyons along the Moffat Route, and includes rare footage of the Craig Branch. See landmarks along the branch fromt he cab of the lead PA-1 locomotive.
The show ends with a stellar parade of trains at Plainview--the newest of which are brand-new GP30's!

A must-have for any D&RGW fan!



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