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Date: 09/03/19 00:34
New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: jmt

Five units arrived on Monday in Antofagasta on the “Pelagica” ex Rio

5 units numbered 2601-2605

16 TAL for use over the Ramal Socompa for BHP Escondida, and Antofagasta Mineral's Zaldivar mines

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Date: 09/03/19 03:41
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: pedrop

Great news. Can you post some pictures here? Many people do not use facebook anymore...😟😟😟

jmt Wrote:
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> Five units arrived on Monday in Antofagasta on
> the “Pelagica” ex Rio
>
> 5 units numbered 2601-2605
>
> 16 TAL for use over the Ramal Socompa for BHP
> Escondida, and Antofagasta Mineral's Zaldivar
> mines
>
> https://www.facebook.com/cazatrenes/posts/10157864
> 844782518?__xts__[0]=68.ARDYYX5a5NsA4nrzQbWyl8whmD
> Y41awRrgN0z2U2bmFVqJVuYmL4NHw5qoTLEg_b0JmDLpoOtTms
> GXnRexOIL7n5Tw-2tuPoD04ZSFxAY-uPOgkHxIZjjXS5Cf9A2W
> XxWNDQYKE8Z9N-0sE6O5a5pCQV4IjxjnpwKoTsoEA_6YLaj5Ov
> 7nZQRrGgsI0HGJFJmvqoXQ1MI1y3LZUNfKoRBFojAe3fXiqod0
> Olq5n229F7txO5K9Ydn0M2iZhQ-Lw0b1_9U85hGZY7635IWMqY
> yHY_Lu8u8UefA9ETsc9Ta7GP1GnQdhPArlzQPdMe1nPQqMyEaG
> sxeoklH__93qPl&__tn__=-R

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 09/03/19 04:20
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: pedrop

What is this?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 09/03/19 06:21
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: tomstp

"Thumbs up"  a sign that everything is good.



Date: 09/03/19 09:07
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: sarailfan

Windshield wiper motor? With a handle to run it manually for when it inevitably fails due to lack of maintenance?

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 09/03/19 09:24
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: pedrop

Well, for a locomotive that will operate in desert areas I imagine that it is not such thing.

sarailfan Wrote:
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> Windshield wiper motor? With a handle to run it
> manually for when it inevitably fails due to lack
> of maintenance?
>
> Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/19 10:06 by pedrop.



Date: 09/03/19 11:18
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: PHall

sarailfan Wrote:
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> Windshield wiper motor? With a handle to run it
> manually for when it inevitably fails due to lack
> of maintenance?
>
> Posted from Android

The wiper motor is above the window, so that's not it.
Looks like an control valve of some sort that uses air.



Date: 09/03/19 11:20
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: pedrop

I imagined a kind of air blast valve to remove sand from the windshield.

PHall Wrote:
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> sarailfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Windshield wiper motor? With a handle to run it
> > manually for when it inevitably fails due to
> lack
> > of maintenance?
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> The wiper motor is above the window, so that's not
> it.
> Looks like an control valve of some sort that uses
> air.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/19 11:21 by pedrop.



Date: 09/03/19 17:33
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: jmt

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Looks like fitted with "snow plough"?


 




Date: 09/03/19 20:29
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: CM80-46

That will plow anything off the ROW! Do they get snow where this unit will Run?



Date: 09/04/19 05:01
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: jmt

The mines they will service are at 3000 metres (9840 feet).
If used over the eastern end of the main line to Bolivia, Ascotan Pass (Andes watershed) is at 3965 metres (13008').
Prior to around 1965, when the Collaguasi branch was closed, the FCAB high point was at Yuma 4401 metres (14,439'), FCAB still own this right of way, most of the track is still intact.

1432 (Clyde G22CU) Ascotan 26/04/2008, aldo_ustares, Flickr.com

FCAB lease around 50km of the line east of Augusta Victoria from Ferronor, to reach the Zaldivar/Escondida mining district. This is the old State line to Socompa on the Argentinean border, that was sold to the Rail America/Andrés Pirazzoli S.A. JV in 1995. Now owned by Pirazzoli and operates under the Ferronor monica. Photos of a Ferronor 12-645 repowered U9C, east of the Zaldivar mine (managed by FCAB owner Antofagasta PLC), altitude probably 13500'

posted 04/08/2018, Luis Barrios Pallauta, Facebook.com
posted 04/08/2018, Luis Barrios Pallauta, Facebook.com








Date: 09/04/19 06:03
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: pedrop

Hi, friend at Wabtech here said that is the control of Direct Air Brake.

pedrop Wrote:
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> What is this?

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 09/04/19 08:00
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: sarailfan

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, friend at Wabtech here said that is the
> control of Direct Air Brake.

Do they have "standard" US style air brakes, with a straight air overlay? DMIR in Minnesota, now CN, had such a setup, I know they modified a few locomotives to control the straight air supplementary system but don't know if they've maintained it.

Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 09/04/19 13:30
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: M640

Looks like the independent brake set up from 26L brake used on pre 30A (desk top) and electronic brakes, unusual considering it has independent brake as part of the electronic brakes and still only 3 M.U. hoses per side.

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Date: 09/04/19 13:37
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: M640

Oops my bad, only 2 hoses per side, unusual to say the least, usually you have main reservoir, application and release, and actuating, but I can not read the labels above the hoses to make out what the 2 are.

Posted from Android



Date: 09/04/19 18:58
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: jmt

Best C23-EMP photo I have received showing hoses.

GT42AC 3214 sighted outside at Muncie.

1400hp locos will go, 3 for every GT42AC, 2 for each of the GE's

Anyone wanting to see NF210 in action had better book their trip this year




Date: 09/06/19 06:43
Re: New C23-EMP for FCAB
Author: jmt

Plate from 2601, note the horse power
Still clasified as a C23



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/19 06:44 by jmt.




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