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Date: 01/12/19 11:24
Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, Progress rail of Brazil is moving some narrow gauge SD40-2, former US units, to EMD plant in Sete Lagoas, MG Brazil. The trains L490 and S398  arre delivering five Sd40-2 each. 
I took some pics of train L490 yesterday and today. The schedule of train S398 means it can arrive in my town tomorrow. We imagine they are coming to be scrapped at EMD factory.

Pedro

1 - fca BB40-2 4802, VLI BB40T-2 4821 with PR Sd40-2 8558, 8559, 8560, 8550 and 9587 running through EVO yard on January 12, 2019;

2 - A close up on PR 9587 at EVP yard;

3 -  Units 9587, 8550 and 85560 at EVP.

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/12/19 11:34
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yesterday I and some friends chased train L490 near Divinopolis, MG.

1 - VLI BB40-9WM 8793, fca BB36-7 732, leading train L490 near Ermida siding;

2 -  PR SD40-2 near Ermida siding;

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 01/12/19 11:38
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: exhaustED

Nice shots!



Date: 01/12/19 11:54
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: YukonYeti

Pedro... Good stuff as always..

YY



Date: 01/12/19 11:55
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Some pictuures of Train L490 near EE2 siding took by my friend Everton Cabral:
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/19 12:14 by pedrop.








Date: 01/12/19 11:59
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A video can be seen in my channel in this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=eODt87NMBLQ&t=15s

More videos soon


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/19 12:54 by pedrop.



Date: 01/12/19 15:09
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: 1019X

Interesting photos, thanks for posting them. So they now have 6 axle narrow gauge trucks it appears? I thought in the past all of the former standard gauge six axles locomoties  had to get the BB truck conversions with four motors on each end.
 



Date: 01/12/19 15:58
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

These six axles SD40-2´s were converted to  narrow gauge by Progress Rail to former ALL railroad, that didn´t want to pay for an expensive convertion. 

1019X Wrote:
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> Interesting photos, thanks for posting them. So
> they now have 6 axle narrow gauge trucks it
> appears? I thought in the past all of the former
> standard gauge six axles locomoties  had to get
> the BB truck conversions with four motors on each
> end.
>  

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/13/19 09:00
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Thanks, Pedro



Date: 01/13/19 12:03
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A video of the second special train can be seen here www.youtu.be/Z4VG7hZDHKA

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/13/19 12:39
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The second train of PR locomotives run through my town today morning. It is sad to see such great locomotives going to scrap yards.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 01/20/19 11:13
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: inCHI

Neat shots. The BB36-7 is running, and not part of the scrap consist? That is interesting, in the US the SD40-2's have lasted way longer than the -7 series GE's.



Date: 01/21/19 06:51
Re: Moving Progress Rail SD40-2´s to EMD factory (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, the bb36-7 is operational and not in the scrap consist. Actually, we are not sure if these PR SD40's will be scrapped. I received a news yesterday that two of them were rented to a Aperam stell plant in Vale mining area. But 11 PR BB40's are coming to EMD plant for scrapping.

inCHI Wrote:
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> Neat shots. The BB36-7 is running, and not part of
> the scrap consist? That is interesting, in the US
> the SD40-2's have lasted way longer than the -7
> series GE's.

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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