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Review of I Think I Can - Steam in the Andes

MOUNTAIN STEAM! Thrill to 5.5% grades as heavy exhaust echoes through the high Andes! Prepare for a hellish minute on the boxcar roof when a tunnel approaches! Experience the Devil's Nose switchbacks, marvel at snow-capped volcanoes straddling the equator, and observe the tradition of kerosine lanterns, telegraph, and brakemen at the wheels. ECUADOR '98!

287-mile long Guayaquil & Quito celebrated it's 90th year. Tour this amazing line, together with the newer (1957), looping San Lorenzo Railway, plus the now-abandoned Cuenca branch (1991 video). Alsthom diesels and railbuses share the spotlight, but center stage are Baldwin 2-6-0s and "Andes Class" 2-8-0s. On the nearly 12,000-foot climb to the summit, slipping is frequent. Every labored revolution of the outside counterbalanced drivers proclaims: "I THINK I CAN... I THINK I CAN... Enjoy it? We know you will.... We know you will...

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Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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