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Date: 12/28/16 12:06
New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, former EFCB railroad 370 Pacific 4-6-2 is now next to the Santos Dumont (MG) station with two budd restaurant cars as a atraction to the railroad museum and cutural center.  I visited it two days ago while on a trip from Rio de Janeiro to Belo Hozrionte. The engine is static and the two cars are real restauirantes where people can have meal or drinks. If you are nearby, do not forget to visit them.

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 12/28/16 12:08
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Inside view of the restaurant cars

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 12/28/16 12:09
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

=17.55pxMore inside view of the restaurant cars

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 12/28/16 12:51
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: lynnpowell

#370 is 63-inch gauge, built by Alco in 1922.



Date: 12/28/16 13:10
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: wag216

Thank you for sharing your photos, once again. wag216



Date: 12/28/16 13:43
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: CPengineer

Curious as to why 370 is static now.  Wasn't she restored to steam in 2008?   Still looks to be in great shape. 
 



Date: 12/28/16 14:57
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: Bob3985

Hmm, whatever happened to the good old days of Presto Logs for cooking, Hahaha!
Meanwhile it all looks great. Congrats to them.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/16 14:57 by Bob3985.



Date: 12/28/16 14:57
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, 
There isn´t abandoned broad gauge tracks nearby where they could start a steam train site. So, they tryed to get a window on MRS Centro line tracks during weekends, but they couldn´t get ana agreement with MRS. So, they found a way to put the engine near the station. I by myself think that they chose the wrong idea, because soon the vandals with destroy and stole parts from the engine. 


CPengineer Wrote:
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> Curious as to why 370 is static now.  Wasn't she
> restored to steam in 2008?   Still looks to be in
> great shape. 
>  

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 12/28/16 15:14
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: Topfuel

Very little left of the original interiors on those Budd cars, though it's good to see them preserved.  It would be really interesting to see some interior photos of those cars as-built. 



Date: 12/28/16 15:39
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, those cars were totally modified inside during the time they run in the old Trem de Prata from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo from 1995 to 1998.

Topfuel Wrote:
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> Very little left of the original interiors on
> those Budd cars, though it's good to see them
> preserved.  It would be really interesting to see
> some interior photos of those cars as-built. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 12/29/16 09:02
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: retcsxcfm

The diner looks to be exCB&Q but the coach has been modified
with all those windows.Could be exUP.

Uncle Joe,Seffner,Fl.



Date: 12/29/16 13:10
Re: New life to former EFCB 370 Pacific 4-6-2 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

No, all the Budd cars in Brazil were bought new to former EFCB and EFS railroads

retcsxcfm Wrote:
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> The diner looks to be exCB&Q but the coach has
> been modified
> with all those windows.Could be exUP.
>
> Uncle Joe,Seffner,Fl.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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