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Moffat Road Part 1 - Denver to East Portal DVD Train Video

Moffat Road Part 1 - Denver to East Portal DVD Train Video 7idea Productions MOFFAT1DVD
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In Central Colorado where the Great Plains meet the Rockies, trains battle a short, stiff grade to the Continental Divide. Denver business man David Moffat spent his entire fortune building this engineering marvel. Although he never lived to see its success, this stretch of track was instrumental to the growth of Colorado and remains a busy main line today.

Part of Union Pacific's Denver Area, this former piece of Denver and Rio Grande Western track is known as the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will cover the east side between Denver and the Moffat Tunnel. Watch trains wrap around Big Ten Curve, climb through the rugged Tunnel District, and disappear under the Continental Divide through the famous 6.2 mile-long Moffat Tunnel. Cresting the Rockies at over 9,000 feet, this is the highest active mainline in North America.

Coal traffic is king on the Moffat Tunnel Sub, with loaded trains heading east to Denver and empties returning west. The steep mountain grades require additional locomotives in the middle and rear of eastbound coal trains, creating a fantastic show of horsepower. Besides coal, mixed manifests from both UP and BNSF plus Amtrak's California Zephyr make a daily appearance. There's nothing like mountain railroading in the Colorado Rockies!

This program was shot between August and October, 2012.

1 Hour 48 Minutes
WIDESCREEN DVD NTSC No Region Code
May be viewed with or without narration.

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DVD Item#:MOFFAT1DVD
Blu-ray Item#:MOFFAT1BD
Runtime:1 Hour, 48 Mins
Producer:7idea Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Etna ME US) on .

  •  5 of 5


very good narration and scenery, honestly don't see how they can do so well with camera w/o hurting themselves LOL

Additional remarks by Dmacleo:
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


This is a great DVD to see 7idea has great quality DVDs and great narration they give you a different perspective on watching. Train DVDs from camera angles and sceanary shots I really enjoyed seeing the DVD I highly recommend this one

Additional remarks by Steven shaw:
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




Additional remarks by Rodrigo Andreas Roesler:
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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(Townsville, North Queensland, Australia) on .

  •  5 of 5


A great DVD, excellent scenery, great looking trains especially on Blue Ray .
Will definitely buy Blue Ray in the future. Great all round production.


Additional remarks by gary vaughan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(MN) on .

  •  5 of 5


Very good. Good shots from far away so you can see the entire train at once going around the curves to get to the mountains.

Additional remarks by Dave:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(San Diego Ca) on .

  •  5 of 5


A fantastic DVD that offers the viewer great photography breath taking scenery informative narration and a nice verity of action from UP, BNSF and Amtrak. Both Volumes are a must have for any modern day rail fan.

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Additional remarks by Mysp7377:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(New Zealand) on .

  •  5 of 5


Beautiful Blu-Ray/DVD, I liked how 7 IDEA have gone the extra mile to film in slightly different locations to the norm. It gives the viewer an insight as to what the subject area is/was like. The beauty of Colorado is astounding.

Additional remarks by Graeme:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(New Zealand) on .

  •  4 of 5


Excellent Video with clear, sharp videography. If you like trains in great scenery get this DVD

Additional remarks by Michael:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Littleton, CO) on .

  •  5 of 5


See my review of The Moffat Road 2, West Portal to Glenwood Springs

Additional remarks by Lloyd:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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(Littleton, CO) on .

  •  5 of 5


I am more interested in the civil engineering of routing and constructing the railroad, than in the operating equipment passing over the road. Balloon curves and loops to gain altitude, and trestles, tunnels, wyes and sidings in complex topographies are what attract my attention. Rerouting to increase operating speed and economy of operation are interesting, but few videos concentrate on those aspects. On the other hand the scenery photography is spectacular. Some attention to historical realities of the Moffat Road over the mountain range before the Moffat Tunnel would have been appreciated. I know I am criticizing a program that wasn't meant to slake my particular appetite, so if this one floats your boat this is an excellent show. All this applies to Part 2, West Portal to Glenwood Springs, too.

Additional remarks by Lloyd:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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