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Date: 05/05/19 16:15
Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, my friend Rony visited the ABPF steam train in Guararema SP this weekend. It is the only broad gauge steam train in operation in Brazil nowadays and run in a track also served by MRS as branch to Suzano paper mill plant.

The original stretch that crossed Guararema ran out of traffic for 20 years until 2006, when a Suzano paper mill deployed a large factory as a legacy of the line just after Guararema, at São Silvestre station. So after 20 years the train ran gain between Mogi das Cruzes and São Silvestre. Between São Silvestreand São José dos Campos the section is abandoned, with the line covered by land and bush, without use since 1980.

The official website is here
http://www.tremdeguararema.com.br/

Here are some pics from him:
1 & 2 - Pacigic 353,an old lady from EFCB.
3 - a short video of 353.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/19 17:48 by pedrop.



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Date: 05/05/19 16:33
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - Gurarema station;
5 - Old agent station house;
6 - Old SPR wooden car.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/05/19 16:37
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - Pacific 353 builder plate
8 - Old RFFSA caboose;
9 - The bridge near Guararema station.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/05/19 16:40
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10  & 11 - The restaurants and store in downtown;
12 - The food looks great.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/05/19 17:01
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: GPutz

Thanks.  That looks like a nice ride and a good meal.  Gerry



Date: 05/05/19 17:07
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - Rony on the front porch of a MRS C36 at Suzano plant yard;
14 - The couple of old GE's that leads the Cellulose train from Suzano plant;
15 - An old flat car used by the common MoW inspection cars.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/05/19 17:12
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

16 - An old map showing the tracks now used by ABPF and MRS. 
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/19 17:14 by pedrop.




Date: 05/05/19 17:15
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

17 - A MRS map showing bolth the old and new lines in that area.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/19 17:53 by pedrop.




Date: 05/05/19 17:34
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

18 & 19 - More two short videos

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/19 17:53 by pedrop.

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Date: 05/05/19 17:56
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

20 , 21 & 22 - 353 at Guararema station

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 05/05/19 17:58
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

23 & 24 - the wooden cars

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 05/05/19 18:00
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

25 - Gurararema yard

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 05/06/19 12:32
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: skidroe

Wow, a 3 cylinder Baldwin Pacific  running in 2019 !!!!!!!!!!!



Date: 05/06/19 13:36
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Another one was restored to run, but it is in a different location. It is old EFCB 370.


skidroe Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Wow, a 3 cylinder Baldwin Pacific  running in
> 2019 !!!!!!!!!!!

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 05/06/19 14:38
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: Milepost_130

Very nice!  Thanks for sharing.



Date: 05/09/19 09:26
Re: Steam train in Guararema (Brazil)
Author: E25

Thanks for putting this together, Pedro.  Very informative.

And be sure to pass along a note of appreciation to Rony for taking the time to photographically chronicle this operation.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



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