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Date: 04/05/17 16:10
EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, my town Vespasiano, MG is located at VLI railroad north corridor, but it is also served by Vale mining and MRS railroads. MRS has some costumers in this area, specially cement factories. Vale receives almost all trains to and from VLI central and north corridors, specially the grain ones. 
The station and yard code here at VLI system is EVP. In this thread I intend to show some common trains, locomotives, freight cars and other interesting things common found is this yard.
Enjoy.

Pedro

1) Vale GE BB40-9W's 1229 and 1173 arrived at EVP with an empty grain train bound to Pirapora branch and it is waiting licence to go ahead;

2) VLI GE U20C's 2698 and 2598 are parked on tracks #3 waiting the time to be assigned to the daily train of cement in bags and clinker to Bahia;
 
3) VLI yard switchers GE U20C's 3889, 3801 and 2694 are leaving the yard with an empty chemical train bound to ENG yard.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 04/05/17 20:12
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Narrow gauge?



Date: 04/06/17 03:14
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: kgmontreal

Great stuff.  Keep it coming.

KG



Date: 04/06/17 04:48
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes sir, one meter (1,000mm) and also broad gauge with 1,600mm.

Pedro

tomstp Wrote:
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> Narrow gauge?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/06/17 04:58
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A view of the north gates of Liz cement Co., where the empty cars arrive in the loading area.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 04/06/17 05:19
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

1) A hanger for EOT and brake pads at EVP ststion;

2) A common switching machine used in the yard;

3) A special car used by the MoW crew to spray chemical weeding.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 04/06/17 05:40
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

I have some videos showing the action in the yard, but I do not know how to share them here.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/06/17 14:35
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A link to a video shwing the U20C leaving the yard with an empty chemical train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a4TyMq7_x0
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/06/17 15:11 by pedrop.



Date: 04/06/17 15:12
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A video of a couple of U20C switching a couple of DDM45´s at night.
https://youtu.be/82nb3zJM21U

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/06/17 17:27
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Wow those GE's are small.



Date: 04/08/17 10:07
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: inCHI

Neat photos all around. Interesting that even industry tracks are dual gauge, I am surprised that expense is tolerable. Also, I see those weed sprayer cars like European.



Date: 04/08/17 16:17
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, yes since the industries have different costumers served by broad or narrow gauge system, they need to be adpated to receive any train 

inCHI Wrote:
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> Neat photos all around. Interesting that even
> industry tracks are dual gauge, I am surprised
> that expense is tolerable.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/08/17 16:24
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Some pics takem on August 13, 2015

1) A couple of EMD DDM45 and a GE  U20Cswitching a limestone train;

2) VLI ore car loaded with limestone;

3) a close on DDM45 839.

Pedro


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 04/09/17 15:45
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: portlander

Pedro, those appear to be skates hanging next to the eot's. Not brake pads.



Date: 04/10/17 04:35
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, oh I see. Brake pads was the best translation I could find for those divices used to hold locomotives and cars parked in the yard. So, now I have another designation for it. Thanks.

Pedro

portlander Wrote:
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> Pedro, those appear to be skates hanging next to
> the eot's. Not brake pads.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/10/17 12:53
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: portlander

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, oh I see. Brake pads was the best translation
> I could find for those divices used to hold
> locomotives and cars parked in the yard. So, now I
> have another designation for it. Thanks.
>
> Pedro
>
> portlander Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Pedro, those appear to be skates hanging next
> to
> > the eot's. Not brake pads.
>
> Posted from Android

I thought about that possibility after I posted. Here the brake pads, or shoes, are what comes in contact with the wheels to slow or stop a train. Affixed to the cars and locomotives.



Date: 04/10/17 15:09
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Oh, now I got it. Here we also use the term "sapata" (shoe) for the device mounted in the truck to stop the train. These skates are called "calço"(shim?) here.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/10/17 17:24
Re: EVP yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

There is a trench under the yard and at the side of the station. Here are some view of it.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








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