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Date: 03/26/17 17:26
The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, after some months stores at Vale mining shops in Tubarao, some of the DDM45's were put to work again. Today two trains arrived in my area leaded by DDM45's. Train C611 with containers and GDE class gondolas were leaded by units 825 and 833. Here are some pics of them.
in spite of the return of them to the job, Vale has plans to scrap them this year. In May, EMD SD70ACeBB's Demonstrators will start the tests at Vale system. If approved, the DDM45's will be sent to EMD plant for scrapping.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 03/26/17 20:28
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: SCKP187

Thanks for the info and photos of your different types of power.  Always enjoy your posts.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/27/17 12:07
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: 86235

Sad news that the DDM45s are for the chop, seeing them in 2006 was a great thrill.



Date: 03/28/17 15:22
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

1) Here it is units 825, 833, 845 and  GE BB40-9W 1272 leading train C304 with 118 cars of limestone in gondolas and containers; 

2) The same train passing ny Km 620.;

3) Units 845 leading train C304 at EVP yard.

All pic from today afternoon, 28/03/2017

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 04/01/17 19:11
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: inCHI

Great shots. So odd to see them next to those tiny GE's.



Date: 04/05/17 20:13
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Do they ever paint the locomotive trucks?



Date: 04/06/17 04:49
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

No, the trucks were always black

Pedro

tomstp Wrote:
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> Do they ever paint the locomotive trucks?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/06/17 17:28
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

In pictures they appear to be rusted.



Date: 04/07/17 16:41
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

It is iron ore powder

Pedro

tomstp Wrote:
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> In pictures they appear to be rusted.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 11/02/17 16:52
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: NSDTK

Any issues with the 4 axle rigid trucks wanting to spread the gauge in curves?



Date: 11/02/17 17:04
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, they are limited to mainline on fca and Vale. Some locations do not accept them. They were produced to Vale to work on mainline from Vitoria to Itabira.

NSDTK Wrote:
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> Any issues with the 4 axle rigid trucks wanting to
> spread the gauge in curves?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 11/02/17 17:48
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: bogieman

pedrop Wrote:
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> In May, EMD SD70ACeBB's Demonstrators will start the tests at
> Vale system. If approved, the DDM45's will be sent
> to EMD plant for scrapping.
>  

Pedro,

What was the outcome of the tests? Have the DDM45's been sent to EMD for scrapping? Maybe it was covered in another thread I missed.

Dave



Date: 11/02/17 17:55
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A friend in Vale told me the SD70BB will be tested for an year, but Vale accepted them and ordered some units that will be produced in early 2018. He also told me all the DDM45´s will be sent for scrapping at EMD plant as the SD70BB are delivered to Vale. So, 2018 can the the last year of operation of the famous DDM45´s.

bogieman Wrote:
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> pedrop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > In May, EMD SD70ACeBB's Demonstrators will start
> the tests at
> > Vale system. If approved, the DDM45's will be
> sent
> > to EMD plant for scrapping.
> >  
>
> Pedro,
>
> What was the outcome of the tests? Have the
> DDM45's been sent to EMD for scrapping? Maybe it
> was covered in another thread I missed.
>
> Dave

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/17 07:20 by pedrop.



Date: 11/03/17 07:00
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: bogieman

Thanks Pedro.



Date: 11/03/17 14:18
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I forgot to mention that Vale ordered four SD70BB to the passenger train that links Belo Horizonte to Vitoria.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 11/03/17 15:17
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: bogieman

Are those in addition to the previous locos ordered?

What are the SD70ACe-BB totals ordered and delivered now?



Date: 11/03/17 15:35
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: beefnlee

I am sure its been covered , but I am wondering if someone can explain the dual gauge in this picture? thank you in advance.



Date: 11/03/17 15:41
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, my area is served by dual gauge. MRS is broad gauge (1,600mm) and Vale and VLI are metric gauge (1,000mm).

Pedro

beefnlee Wrote:
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> I am sure its been covered , but I am wondering if
> someone can explain the dual gauge in this
> picture? thank you in advance.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 11/03/17 15:43
Re: The DDM45 are back! (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Vale will test de Demonstrators units in the passenger train and ordered more two to the fleet of passenger train. It is what people are commenting here. They will have a different painting scheme.

Pedro


bogieman Wrote:
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> Are those in addition to the previous locos
> ordered?
>
> What are the SD70ACe-BB totals ordered and
> delivered now?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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