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Rio Grandes Moffat Route on DVD by Machines of Iron Train Video

Rio Grandes Moffat Route on DVD by Machines of Iron Train Video Machines of Iron MOFFATD
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Once one of America's classic railroads, the Denver and Rio Grande Western is now just a memory. This video scrapbook will take you through several tunnels as the Moffat Route climbs Colorado's Front Range. Get an engineer's view as the tracks penetrate the core of the Rockies through the Moffat Tunnel. Speed across Middle Park to Byers Canyon and the rugged Gore Canyon, wind along the Colorado River to Bond and on to the Craig Branch where coal trains roam. More than a decade's worth of video show's the Moffat Route's transition from Rio Grande to Southern Pacific to Union Pacific.

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DVD Item#:MOFFATD
Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins
Producer:Machines of Iron
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


The former Denver and Rio Grande Western's Moffat Route winds through some of the most rugged terrain in the USA, probably second only to the now closed Tennessee Pass, which was also a DRGW line. Between Denver and the west end of the line at Salt Lake City, there were at one time over 40 tunnels. This video covers the eastern part of the line between Denver and Bond. This video was shot over a few years before and after the merger with the Southern Pacific. It is 4X3 Full Screen format.

<p>The video starts at Denver and works it's way west to Bond, highlighting many mostly scenic locations and many of the tunnels. We ride in the cab of an Amtrak F40PH from Plainview to the last tunnel before the Moffat Tunnel. At Bond, where the Dotsero Cutoff splits off from the original line, the program takes us across what is now the Craig Branch which is home to a few coal mines.

<p>The photography is very good, and narration is adequate, and provides some interesting history and trivia about the line. This DVD is a Must Have for DRGW fans and western scenery fans.


Additional remarks by armchairrailfan:
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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  •  5 of 5


If love classic Rio Grande/SP with mars lights, huge coal trains with helpers, run through power from the BN, SP and others all filmed in the late 80s up to the 1996 SP/UP merger then this DVD is for you + Photography is excellent with most of the DVD being around 1988 to the early 90s, and though its not high definition its still good quality and excellent sound (somebody new what they were doing here), besides you can't go back out there and shot any of this again.
+ There's no maps, graphics or train symbols and I didn't even miss it , with all the great action that's now gone I was to caught up in that to worry about train symbols and maps.
+ Narration is interesting and fills in on locations and gives you some details on what you are seeing.
+ I defiantly recommend this DVD for any one who is a fan of the 80,s & 90's Rio Grande and SP.

John Schmeling
SP/UP Railroad (Retired)


Additional remarks by mySP7377:
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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