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Around the Narrow Gauge Circle/DVD
Several names are widely recognized as belonging to great railroad photographers. One of those names belongs to Otto Perry, a man who traveled the country, recording both still and moving pictures of our nation's railroad history. One of his favorites was surely the Denver and Rio Grande Western, and over the years, he filmed trains around this entire route. Machines of Iron, in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, offers a look back at this "narrow gauge circle," produced from the film collection of this renowned railroad photographer.
The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club has opened their archives of the works of Otto Perry and Irv August noted rail photographers to give us a glimpse in and around the town of Gunnison, Colorado in the 1940s and 1950s. Gunnison was a division point on the Denver & Rio Grande Western's original narrow gauge mainline to Salt Lake City. Marshall Pass is located to the east of Gunnison, Crested Butte and Baldwin branches to the north, and Black Canyon and Cerro Summit are to the west. This show highlights DRGW's biggest to smallest narrow gauge locomotives from the Class K-36 and K-37 to the C-16s . . Mudhens and outside frame 2-8-0 C-21s.
Otto Perry's First Generation Diesels/DVD
The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club has once again opened their archives of the works of Otto Perry, noted rail photographer. Enjoy long gone passenger trains and freights pulled by classic diesel locomotives from Fairbanks-Morse, Electro-Motive Division, Alco, GE, Krauss-Maffei, and more including an Santa Fe-1, AB6, FTs, F3s, F7s, E6s, E8s, Centipedes, Eries, & PA-2s. Railroads throughout the United States are seen in this unique film footage including "Fallen Flag" and pre-merger roads: AT&SF, CO, CB&Q, CM&StP, RI, D&RGW, GN, NP, GM&O, IC, PRR, UP, SP, T&P, TP&W, WAB, and many more.
Otto Perry's Moffat Route/DVD
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 Grande's 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.
Otto Perry's San Juan Express/DVD
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.
Otto Perry's Santa Fe/DVD
The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club opens their archives to show you the works of Otto Perry, noted rail photographer of the Rocky Mountain Region. Enjoy long gone Santa Fe passenger trains pulled by mighty steam locomotives and classic diesel types including an Santa Fe-1, FTs, F3s, & PA-2s. All of these diesels are in Warbonnet colors. The Super Chief, the Chief, the El Capitan, the Scout, the Grand Canyon, and the Centennial State trains are featured. Giant wartime 2-8-8-2 steam locomotives are seen in rare scenes on Raton Pass. There are also plenty of classic Santa Fe steam and diesel locomotives powering freight trains to watch and enjoy.
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