Otto Perrys Rio Grande San Juan Express on DVD by Machines of Iron 4.7 of 5 (3)
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The Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge San Juan Express that ran between Alamosa and Durango, Colorado, was a favorite subject for Otto Perry. He photographed and rode this train from 1941 to the end of operation in 1951. Travel over the line with us in all seasons, zigzag across the Colorado -- New Mexico border and over Cumbres Pass. As we pass through the small railroad towns of Chama, Monero, Dulce, Navajo, Gato, Ignacio, La Boca, and Florida enjoy the rich Southwestern culture preparing us for arrival in Durango, a narrow gauge paradise.
An added bonus is rare film from the Rio Grande's Santa Fe Branch. You will see the narrow gauge mixed train during its last year of operation on the Chili Line in 1941.
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gscaler50 (Perth Western Australia) on 2012-01-31 17:15:04.
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A great little video with heaps of useful information about the D&RGW San Juan and the Chilli line passenger trains. Great historic footage. Excellent value DVD for all those that like trains particularly narrow gauge and the D&RGW.
Joshua Craig Beytien (Iowa) on 2018-05-08 18:05:57.
The San Juan Express, what a narrow gauge express train it was, traveling from Antonito to Santa Fe, then up the hilly grades of Cumbres Pass until the early 1950's. This would have been for excursion specials, taking important people to their jobs downhill in regular service.
Bob (Tennessee) on 2014-06-24 13:56:35.
Excellent video footage with alot of VERY Rare shots. This is a must buy video!