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Date: 03/31/19 12:51
A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, after an effort from me and other railfans, VLI separated DDM45 822 to be preserved in a garden at a loading facility in Uberaba, MG. Here it is waiting to be sent to its final destination.
Picture from my friend Johannes Smit

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 03/31/19 14:18
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: Socalobserver

Great News



Date: 03/31/19 14:19
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: dan

looked for the history, could not find it



Date: 03/31/19 15:08
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ




Date: 03/31/19 15:10
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: dan

were the made there?



Date: 03/31/19 15:27
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

They were made in US

Pedro

dan Wrote:
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> were the made there?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 03/31/19 16:26
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: ble692

Fantastic work Pedro.

Out of the 83 DDM45 originally produced how many remain today? Are there any others preserved?




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Date: 03/31/19 16:32
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Vale mining has 25 units, most of them stored. Their future is uncertain. All other were torched by EMD of Brazil as a core for new SD70BB to VLI.

ble692 Wrote:
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> Fantastic work Pedro.
>
> Out of the 83 DDM45 originally produced how many
> remain today? Are there any others preserved?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 03/31/19 16:37
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A pic from a friend. The rear view of the DDM45's is nice.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 03/31/19 16:48
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A trio of DDM45's at Araguari, MG. Pic from my friend Johannes Smit.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 03/31/19 17:12
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: dan

Colrado narrow gauge lines need them, WP&Y  ;o)



Date: 03/31/19 17:51
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Good quality drawings made by Carlos, who produces HO decals here in Brazil.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 03/31/19 18:25
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Great news Pedro.Definately a unique Loco.
Regards,DK



Date: 04/01/19 15:42
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: jmt

855 and 883 went to Mozambique from Q4 2010 until around the beginning of 2013 for a holiday, were little used, as confined to south of the Dona Ana. Imported by Vale to shake the then Indian system managers out of their lethargy, and introduce the concept that the customer is always right, a fact of life sadly missing from the Indian Civil Service practice manual.

At the time the Beira system was managed by RITES, who with typical bureaucratic risk averse woolly headiness, and expediency, had plans for the wholesale importation of rebuilt YDM-4 (DL535A/RSD-30) to operate the system. The DDM45 confronted the Indians. The Moz government intervened in 2011, sacked RITES and their construction partner, the quango IRCON, and allowed Vale to run their own GT26CU-2 under an open access agreement. Rio Tinto imported NRE GT26CU-3 clones assembled in Croatia for open access.

https://www.livemint.com/Industry/thQlHtUC96XYYXwEMezfzJ/Indian-firms-to-take-legal-route-against-Mozambique-govt.html



 



Date: 04/02/19 13:53
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Pedro:  question:   The Standard gauge bodies of these engines overhangs the narrow gauge track quite a bit.  Is there a lower speed limit for these kinds of large engines vs smaller engines?



Date: 04/02/19 14:35
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, no they run the same speed f the tracks allow. At mainline the standard gauge locos on narrow gauge trucks run pretty well.

> Pedro:  question:   The Standard gauge bodies of
> these engines overhangs the narrow gauge track
> quite a bit.  Is there a lower speed limit for
> these kinds of large engines vs smaller engines?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/05/19 10:38
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: SD45X

Sweet! I need to take a trip!!

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Date: 04/05/19 14:52
Re: A DDM45 to be preserved (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

If you want to see the DDM45's in operation, you need to plan a trip soon. They won't last much longer.


SD45X Wrote:
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> Sweet! I need to take a trip!!
>
> Posted from iPhone

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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