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Date: 01/05/19 05:41
The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: pedrop

Hi, Vale mining ordered more seven ES58ACi to GE, but this time the units are been made in GE factory here in Brazil. They are been delived by truck to EFC railroad since there isn't broad gauge connection to that railroad. The shortest way could be send them by truck to Anapolis, GO, near Brasilia, and then take VLI tracks of FNS railroad, but Vale selected to sent them direct to EFC shops in Sao Luis, MA.
Vale also tested a template to sent them by tracks to Rio de Janeiro port using MRS railroad , but the template revealed they could hit some station roofs, bridges and tunnels on MRS tracks, so the truck was chosen as a best choice.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/19 05:44 by pedrop.








Date: 01/05/19 05:47
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: pedrop

More pics, this time at Tres Marias, MG. All pics from friends.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/05/19 09:02
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: SD9

Cool pics, Pedro. What was the approx weight of this load and what was the distance of this transport? I tried to determine the origin and destination but I am too unfamiliar with Brazil. 



Date: 01/05/19 09:21
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: Lackawanna484

Thanks for the pictures. The highway bridges must be very strong, too. Lots of weight.

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Date: 01/05/19 09:46
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: tomstp

Pedro has posted many pictures of engines being trucked in Brazil.  Trucking business must be very good.



Date: 01/05/19 10:30
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: PHall

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Thanks for the pictures. The highway bridges must
> be very strong, too. Lots of weight.
>
> Posted from Android

Lots of weight yes, but with many axles to spread it out. 



Date: 01/05/19 15:24
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: pedrop

Hi, the builder's plate says they weight 196 tons. I do not know if this is the empty weight or not (with full diesel, water and oil).
The distance is about 2,536km as we can see in the pic below.

SD9 Wrote:
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> Cool pics, Pedro. What was the approx weight of
> this load and what was the distance of this
> transport? I tried to determine the origin and
> destination but I am too unfamiliar with Brazil. 

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/19 15:25 by pedrop.




Date: 01/05/19 18:48
Re: The first GE ES58ACi built in Brazil
Author: inCHI

Wow, never would have thought the distance was that enormous for trucking something that massive. That must be a long and tedious trip.



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