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Date: 02/08/19 14:54
SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, finally EMD of Brazil delivered the SD80ACe Demonstrator 8080 to MRS to start the tests where the SD70ACe's failed two years ago. The unit received big air intake pipes to improve the performance while running through big and tight tunnels.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/19 14:55 by pedrop.








Date: 02/08/19 15:07
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More details

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 02/08/19 15:27
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: M640

Kinda defeats the purpose of having walkways on a unit, still do not see a fix for cooling issues.

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Date: 02/09/19 00:49
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: Brian_P

More EMD junk just like all those SD70ACe's out there.



Date: 02/09/19 08:52
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: mile250

Check out Southern Pacific "tunnel motors." Lower air intake did help, and was done without intrusive ductwork.



Date: 02/09/19 10:00
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: PHall

The tunnel motors mod was dealing with radiator air. This mod is dealing with combustion air for the engine. Totally different!



Date: 02/09/19 10:48
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: zorz

Brian_P Wrote:
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> More EMD junk just like all those SD70ACe's out
> there.

Pedro goes through a lot of effort to post plenty of interesting trains from Brazil. The least you could do is be polite.



Date: 02/09/19 11:19
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The plate

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 02/09/19 11:23
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The intake air  tube

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 02/09/19 11:33
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

It is said that these big ducts are for test only, If approved, EMD will work in a better intake air system for them.

mile250 Wrote:
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> Check out Southern Pacific "tunnel motors." Lower
> air intake did help, and was done without
> intrusive ductwork.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 02/09/19 13:47
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: zorz

pedrop Wrote:
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> It is said that these big ducts are for test only,
> If approved, EMD will work in a better intake air
> system for them.
>
> mile250 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Check out Southern Pacific "tunnel motors."
> Lower
> > air intake did help, and was done without
> > intrusive ductwork.

Interesting! Thanks for posting - always neat to see what tweaks they make.

I think the SD80ACe's are the only 710-engined locomotives to have something more remiscent of that 645/16cyl rumble I grew up with. There's a great video of an EFC one starting an ore train and you can really hear the engine over the turbocharger.



Date: 02/09/19 15:09
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A video of the SD80 here in town can be watched youtu.be/5nftcTTjlQk

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 02/09/19 19:27
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Hard to tell  how it sounds  with the other two running.  Thanks for the video, Pedro.



Date: 02/09/19 20:08
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: Railbaron

I'm curious if they'll have issues with air filters plugging up faster as now they're more prone to suck up dust while moving.



Date: 02/09/19 21:31
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: jimB

Thanks for posting these, Pedro. Very interesting to see what they are doing. Do these use the 20 cylinder 710 that the US SD80s used?

Jim B



Date: 02/10/19 05:21
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, here are the technical details.

jimB Wrote:
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> Thanks for posting these, Pedro. Very interesting
> to see what they are doing. Do these use the 20
> cylinder 710 that the US SD80s used?
>
> Jim B

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/19 05:26 by pedrop.






Date: 02/10/19 05:39
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Soon we will have videos of them leading ore trains in notch 8.

tomstp Wrote:
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> Hard to tell  how it sounds  with the other two
> running.  Thanks for the video, Pedro.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/19 05:40 by pedrop.



Date: 02/10/19 06:11
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

MRS "Cabrito" tunnel is the biggest challenger in the Ferrovia do Aço (Steel railorad) line. It has only 8% of oxigen inside. In the past, it had wooden gates in the upper portal, but the GE's AC44' proved that they are obsolete for modern trains. But the EMD SD70ACe's didn't work well with ore train there, so that's why EMD is trying this special SD80 to test out there.


PHall Wrote:
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> The tunnel motors mod was dealing with radiator
> air. This mod is dealing with combustion air for
> the engine. Totally different!

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 02/10/19 06:11
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: Frank30

Is EMD LaGrange still doing locomotives for foreign properties??  What gauge is this engine?
Nice Shots!!

Frank30



Date: 02/10/19 06:39
Re: SD80ACe 8080 will start the tests on MRS (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

These locomotives are made in Brazil nowadays. They are broad gauge, 1,600mm (5ft 3in)


Frank30 Wrote:
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> Is EMD LaGrange still doing locomotives for
> foreign properties??  What gauge is this engine?
> Nice Shots!!
>
> Frank30

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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