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Tramways of South America
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Tramways of South America Transit Gloria Mundi TSA
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Tramways of South America is a comprehensive look at the continent's highly varied tramways, showing big-city systems and rambling country trolleys, suburban commuting and interurbans. Car types range from tiny single-truckers (closed and open, even horsecars) through trains of double-truck ex-Pacific Electric interurbans (as well as many other secondhand cars from the US and Europe). The backdrops include crowded city streets (filled with vintage US-built autos), sleepy small towns, mountains, and jungle.

Countries shown include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. Nearly all systems still operating after World War Two are covered in film footage (predominantly color) shot mostly during the 1950s and 60s: Arequipa, Asunción, Batuco, Buenos Aires, Campinas, Campo Grande, Campos de Jordão, La Paz, La Plata, Lima, Manaus, Mendoza, Niterói, Piracicaba, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Santiago, Santos, São Carlos, São Paulo, and Tirirical. An even dozen cameramen, mostly from the UK and the US, contributed their efforts to this massive project. Produced by Online Video.

This DVD has over 30 chapter points, and a two-level (country/city) menu system to let you zero in on what you want to see very quickly.

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Runtime:1 Hour, 52 Mins ($0.20/min)
Producer:Transit Gloria Mundi
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Tramways of South America
Jeffrey Ornstein on 2008-06-10 20:33:00.

People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  4 of 5

A very interesting look at a variety of tramway and trolley systems throughout South America. From large cities to some of the most obscure towns, there's tremendous variety. Lots of dilapidated equipment is seen, and so are second-hand vehicles from the United States and Europe. Rebuilds sometimes make car type identification impossible. Many unusual and isolated systems are also covered. The only drawback to this video is that there is only narration, and no dubbing of trolley sounds were added. If it were, then it would definitely be a 5.

Additional remarks by Jeffrey Ornstein:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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