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Date: 10/13/18 11:15
Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, today a Rumo broad gauge loaded grain hit an empty one in a siding at Aparecida do Taboado, MS. People say the DPU derailed at 64km/h while crossing the switch machine.
Pics and video receiced frim friends by WhatsApp. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 10/13/18 15:24
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: DKay

Big mess there Pedro.Been a rough couple of weeks for Brazil railroads judging by your photos.
Regards,DK



Date: 10/13/18 17:56
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: tomstp

The birds will like them.



Date: 10/13/18 18:08
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, 24 cars full of corn on the ground😁

tomstp Wrote:
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> The birds will like them.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 10/13/18 18:13
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: inCHI

Hope the crews are ok, that looks terrible.



Date: 10/13/18 18:53
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, Rumo says they suffered light injuries and are ok now.

Pedro


inCHI Wrote:
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> Hope the crews are ok, that looks terrible.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/18 18:56 by pedrop.



Date: 10/14/18 17:40
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Cleaning the site. Note the old BN C30-7 with the crane.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 10/16/18 17:13
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A nice video showing Rumo gang cleaning the site of the wreck can be seen here

https://youtu.be/5L8sF4uzg1s

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 10/17/18 14:19
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: railstiesballast

So it was not a collision between two trains but a derailment of one train that hit the other one on a separate track?



Date: 10/17/18 15:00
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes sir, the loaded grain derail when the DPU reached the switching machine point and hit the lead unit of the empty grain.

Pedro

railstiesballast Wrote:
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> So it was not a collision between two trains but a
> derailment of one train that hit the other one on
> a separate track?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/18 15:00 by pedrop.



Date: 10/17/18 22:17
Re: Rumo grain trains collision ( Brazil)
Author: railstiesballast

Thanks for the detail.



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