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Date: 07/03/19 17:25
Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, yesterday I went to Nova Granja yard (ENG) near here to watch the switching operations of Vale mining M2467 empty train. Here is how it was done;Locomotives BB40-9 1172 and BB40-9WM 8671 leading the second block of the M247 train crossing the PN of ENG. The leaders of this train were the BB40-9W 1237 and 1165.
The switching operations were done as follows:
1) The leaders advance to the entrance key of one of the Nova Granja loading areas, where the GDE class gondolas are loaded with limestone. There the leading locomotives are cut off from the train;
2) The set of two locomotives in the middle of the train  push the first of block of 80 cars into the loading area.. When they arrive at the modal key, they are separate from the second block;
3) The locos then enter with the first  block to the loading area and the leading units come back and couple in the second block and take it to another loading area in EMS yard;
4) The two units that pushed the first block to the loading area leave that area and coupler to the container train of limestone to form the daily C04 class train back to Vale mining system..

On the left we see the MRS O382 train waiting for the M247 to pass. This is  is a 2 x 2 locotrol composed of a  iron cast block and another of coke coal. The leaders are the C44EMi 3913 and 3906. The DPU are the 3964 and 3922.
Date: 02 July 2019

1- Vale leading units approaching the crossing level at ENG yard. Note the container train that the units of the second section will take back to Vale mining system later;

2 - The second block (section) have two units with engineer to switch the train in this yard. At this moment, the leading units were removed from the train and these two in the middle will push the first section of GDE gondolas to the loading area;

3 - The middle units are at the side of the MRS DUP units. Note that MRS is broad gauge (1600 mm) and VLi and Vale are meter gauge (1000 mm).


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/19 18:07 by pedrop.








Date: 07/03/19 17:30
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - MRS C44 3913 and 3906 are the leading units of train O382;

5 - MRS 3964 and 3922 ate the DPU. The separate the rion cast section from the coke section of train O382;
6 - The DPU unist at mainline seen from the road that crosses ENG yard.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/03/19 17:33
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

A video of this action can be watched in Youtube  here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpuAGwZT4o&t=16s

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 07/04/19 13:27
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: espee99

Can you tell us how much of the system is dual guage vs wide guage.  I love the pics but find it interesting that the lines have not been converted to a standard guage down there.

Love your pics keep them comming.
 



Date: 07/04/19 16:30
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Brazil has about 400km of dual gauge distributed to the areas where meter and broad gauges meet. A law from the 1990's says that all new railroad to be built in Brazil must be constructed in broad gauge. That's why FNS, Transnordestina and Fiol railroads are been constructed in broad gauge.

espee99 Wrote:
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> Can you tell us how much of the system is dual
> guage vs wide guage.  I love the pics but find it
> interesting that the lines have not been converted
> to a standard guage down there.
>
> Love your pics keep them comming.
>  

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 07/05/19 08:51
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Is there new construction going on?



Date: 07/05/19 14:58
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

At this time, two big railroads are under construction crossing the country from North to South (FNS) and East to West (Fiol). FNS is half way built and operated by VLI. The other part was sold to Rumo in a auction and will be finished in two years.

At least other three big railroads will be built in the next five years. The biggest will link Atlantic to Pacific oceans.

tomstp Wrote:
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> Is there new construction going on?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/19 15:08 by pedrop.








Date: 07/05/19 19:10
Re: Action at ENG yard (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

That is beginning to look like I thought it should (last map).  



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