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Date: 07/26/19 15:26
VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, some pics of the new VLI shops in Imperatriz, MA. This is the broad gauge system of VLI in the FNS railroad. The tracks connect Vale broad gauge system Carajas railroad to the center part of Brazil. It is a new railroad that is under construction yet.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/26/19 15:29
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

These pics were taken by a security camera mounted in a cell phone tower and sent to my by a friend there.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 07/26/19 16:27
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 07/26/19 16:47
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

Pedro, I so look forward to your posts! I’m more interested in what’s running outside the US boarders then ever before. All the export units and four trucked SD40’s, etc. Wow ! Now drone pics of a 21st Century turntable! Your are and incredible railfan! Please continue to post!
Thanks, CM 80.46



Date: 07/26/19 17:31
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The shops at night.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/26/19 22:32
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: E25

That is quite an operation in such a remote area.  What is the source of business for that line.  It looks like tank cars and hoppers, mostly.  Not many box cars! 

Another interesting post, Pedro

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 07/27/19 12:06
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, VLI has 1,550 km in the FNS railroad. Another stretch of the same distance belongs to Rumo railroad, that will starts operation there in a few weeks. The Rumo stretch is not completed yet. It needs to built about 300 km of tracks to link to Rumo network in Sao Paulo state. At this time a C30-7 is been moved by truck to Anapolis, GO to officially open the operations of Rumo in the FNS railroad.
That is a railroad for grains, but also has fuel and pulp wood as cargos. In the future, the FNS will carry many kind of cargos because it will link Brazil from north to south.

E25 Wrote:-------------------------------------------------------
> That is quite an operation in such a remote
> area.  What is the source of business for that
> line.  It looks like tank cars and hoppers,
> mostly.  Not many box cars! 
>
> Another interesting post, Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 07/27/19 12:11
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

In the map,VLI strech from Acailandia to Porto Nacional. From Porto Nacional to Ouro Verde it is the Rumo stretch.
Note the new railroads under construction or planned to link FNS to east and west.
This week, the government signed an agreement to allow US companies to built railroads in Brazil too. Some american groups intend to operate railroads here too.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 07/29/19 08:38
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: E25

Very impressive, Pedro.  Thanks for including a map.  It's a much better perspective of the "big picture" of the operation.

After I read your original post I checked out the line on Google Maps, but I was left with the question of "what does all of this tie into."

Best regards,

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 07/29/19 17:05
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

FNS is part of big project to connect distant areas of the country. At this time, the country economy is focused in the grain and ore commodities, so these lines planned intend to allow the exportation of commodities produced in the north and west part of the country.


E25 Wrote:
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> Very impressive, Pedro.  Thanks for including a
> map.  It's a much better perspective of the "big
> picture" of the operation.
>
> After I read your original post I checked out the
> line on Google Maps, but I was left with the
> question of "what does all of this tie into."
>
> Best regards,

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 07/29/19 20:12
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: inCHI

Thanks for the map and explanation of the routes, that is very helpful.



Date: 07/31/19 04:01
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: BigDave

What is the "Broad Gauge" in Brazil?
 



Date: 07/31/19 05:19
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: MitchGDRMCo

1600mm iirc.



Date: 07/31/19 12:54
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, sir.👍


MitchGDRMCo Wrote:
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> 1600mm iirc.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 08/02/19 04:59
Re: VLI new shops ( Brazil)
Author: Grand87

Keep The post coming Pedro! alwaays look foward to your posts!
Great job!



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