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Date: 02/17/19 06:44
Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, the daily iron cast train running here in town yesterday. Two C44 leading with two C26-7 in idle notch in the middle.

1 & 2 - Changing crew at EVP yard. In the background, VLI yard switchers doing the local job.


 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/19 07:49 by pedrop.






Date: 02/17/19 07:53
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

MRS train O782 leaving the yard, while VLI local switches a hopper at the side.
A video of these trains can be watched in HD here
 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG8G2tesQXM&t=371s
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 02/17/19 08:03
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Iron cast produced in the nearby furnances

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 02/17/19 08:05
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The old C26-7MP working idle in the middle of the train. They were used to switch the cars at the iron cast loading facility.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 02/17/19 08:08
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: utwazoo

The cast look like rusty sea shells.



Date: 02/17/19 08:13
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

VLI narrow gauge U20C´s switching at tracks 2 to 4

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 02/17/19 08:45
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: Duna

Very nice! Very green! Thanks for posting.

The covered hopper looks like a standard gauge car on narrow gauge trucks (?)



Date: 02/17/19 09:00
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

No, it is narrow gauge cars. If you see it at the side of a Dash 9  you will perceive it better.

Duna Wrote:
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> Very nice! Very green! Thanks for posting.
>
> The covered hopper looks like a standard gauge car
> on narrow gauge trucks (?)

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 02/17/19 23:46
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: gobbl3gook

I've probably asked this before. But, that last photo is a very interesting shot.  I'm I correct that it's a standard size GE C-44 on narrow gauge trucks?  What's the gauge?  1m?  

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.  

Ted in OR



Date: 02/18/19 03:46
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, that is a BB40-9W, meter gauge (1,000mm). It is a standard dash 9 with BB trucks. We also have SD70ACeBB, SD40s and C36 with the same wheel arrangment for meter gauge.
Pedro

gobbl3gook Wrote:
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> I've probably asked this before. But, that last
> photo is a very interesting shot.  I'm I correct
> that it's a standard size GE C-44 on narrow gauge
> trucks?  What's the gauge?  1m?  
>
> Very interesting, thanks for sharing.  
>
> Ted in OR

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/19 03:47 by pedrop.








Date: 02/18/19 08:14
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: zorz

Always great to see your posts, Pedro :)

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Date: 02/18/19 10:41
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: King_Coal

Thanks for sharing these photos, Pedro. An amazing operation to these North American eyes.



Date: 02/19/19 10:38
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: CPRR

I absolutely love the fact that there still is meter guage running with the standard guage. I wish the world had more.



Date: 02/19/19 13:48
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Here in Brazil is broad gauge (1,600mm or 5ft 3in)with meter gauge (1,000mm).
pedro

CPRR Wrote:
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> I absolutely love the fact that there still is
> meter guage running with the standard guage. I
> wish the world had more.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 02/19/19 23:04
Re: Iron cast train (Brazil)
Author: Milepost_130

Thanks from me, too, for all the interesting images.  It certainly is green in Brazil!



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