Narrow Gauge In The Rockies
 
Rio Grande Steam in the 1960s

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Travel back in time with us to explore the Denver and Rio Grande Western (Rio Grande) narrow gauge operations between Alamosa, Chama, Durango and Silverton. These expertly shot 16mm films were accumulated by Clarence, Perry, and Jim Becker between 1957 and 1968, with visits being made in 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1968.
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Riding the Narrow Gauge

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Take a unique trip over the Denver & Rio Grande Western from Alamosa, Colorado to Durango and Silverton, via Chama, New Mexico in the mid-1950's. Enjoy the 8mm movies of Warren W. Scholl from a 1954 trip, and another trip in 1956 with the entire family. More Details Here

Approx 55 minutes $29.95 DVD

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Steam Rotary

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This 1991 video depicts snow-clearing operations on the former Rio Grande Narrow Gauge (now Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR) in northern New Mexico and Colorado. The rotary OY is steam operated, but can only power a blade, thus locomotives are required to push it ahead. The southern Rockies are the fabulous scenery for this incredible event as K-36 locomotive 487 and 488 push the rotary higher into the mountains to clear drifts as high as the top of the Rotary. More Details Here

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Rocky Mountain Snowplow

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Rocky Mountain Snowplow features the 1997 operation of the rotary OY with 3 locomotives. It's early May 1997, and Colorado and New Mexico's famous Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is still closed with huge drifts of snow blocking the tracks for several miles! Clear weather and a boulder on the tracks makes this year particularly memorable.
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First Train To Toltec

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This video takes you behind the scenes as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad opens a blockaded railroad, and then we charter a special freight train just for YOU! Our presentation takes up where the Rotary train left off. We were invited along on a special work train dispatched to clear a boulder that sits squarely on the tracks. A crew has blasted the rock with dynamite then the work train with its loader is used to clear the rubble off the tracks so repairs can be made. This is very unusual, and in remote Colorado high country.
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DVD has some added bonus footage at the end.

60 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  

Special Package: Order both First Train to Toltec and Rocky Mountain Snowplow at the same time and save nearly $14.95 (regular price $59.90). Purchase both tapes together for $44.95.
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Rio Grande Steam Freights

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Imagine if you could turn the railroad clocks back to say 1950 and relive the days of Rio Grande narrow gauge freight trains storming over Cumbres Pass. Well in the fall of 1992, photographer John Craft, organized a series of 5 trips over a one-week period that was the first time such trips were operated since the last Rio Grande freights of 1968. Trains with pusher engines, mid-train helpers, and 3-engine trains make this a special video!
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A Passenger Train In The Rockies

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Take a unique journey on the rails of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in the Rocky Mountains, as we view a steam passenger train from in front of the train. Through special arrangements with the railroad we chartered a passenger train, and an escort train to use as a camera platform and videotaped the entire trip from Chama, New Mexico to Cumbres, Colorado. More Details Here

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A Freight Train In The Rockies

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What's better than a passenger train trip chasing you? Well how about a second trip up the mountain, but this time engine #484 (a 2-8-2) pulls a freight train of 10 cars and caboose. This is maximum tonnage for this locomotive on this piece of railroad, and 484 puts on quite a show. More Details Here

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Special: Purchase both Chased By A Steam Trains DVDs (Vol 1 & Vol 2) for $44.95
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Additional Narrow Gauge can be found in Steam In The West, & Great Steam Trains-Vol 3
 
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