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Date: 09/06/19 07:20
Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

Hi, Progress Rail of Brazil is sending some rebult BB40-3´s for scrapping at EMD plant here. Today I met train S396 with two VLI leading BB40-2´s and two BB36-7 working for braking taking five BB40-3´sthat were on leasing with VLI for scrapping. It´s the end of an era. PR intends to scrapp all units in 8100 series.

Pedro

1 to 3: the leading units at EVP


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/06/19 07:23
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

4 - Fallen flag fca in blue livery is a BB40-2 owned by VLI and it is the second leading units of train S396.

5 - PR 8157 

6 - PR 8158


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/06/19 07:27
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

7 - PR 8151

8 - PR 8154

9 - PR 8162 and BB36-7 8503

 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/19 07:31 by pedrop.








Date: 09/06/19 07:33
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

10 - VLI 8525 is one of the two BB36-7 used for braking in the rear end of train S396

11 - Train S396 at the side of EVP  U20C ​yard switchers


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 09/06/19 10:39
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

The link to the video is here
https://youtu.be/UJoEg6xnYyo

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/19 10:40 by pedrop.



Date: 09/06/19 11:42
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: lynnpowell

How many years were these locomotives in service?



Date: 09/06/19 14:24
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

Hi, these are ex US and Canadian units rebuilt here to BB trucks about 15 years ago.


lynnpowell Wrote:
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> How many years were these locomotives in service?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 09/09/19 19:20
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: zorz

Any particular reason they’re being scrapped, even though they are -3’s instead of the -2’s?

Always bummed to see the fascinating Brazilian units go away. I didn’t make it to Brazil before the last of the DDM45’s were scrapped :(

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, these are ex US and Canadian units rebuilt
> here to BB trucks about 15 years ago.
>
>
> lynnpowell Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How many years were these locomotives in
> service?
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 09/10/19 03:28
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

Hi, since Progress Rail owns EMD, They decided to scrap the old units to produce more new SD70 or GT46 for leasing or sale and help EMD of Brazil to find new custumers.

Well, Vale mining still have 25 DDM45's in its fleet. Most are stored, but some are working in the heavy switching operation at Tubarao port.

zorz Wrote:
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> Any particular reason they’re being scrapped,
> even though they are -3’s instead of the
> -2’s?
>
> Always bummed to see the fascinating Brazilian
> units go away. I didn’t make it to Brazil before
> the last of the DDM45’s were scrapped :(
>
> pedrop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hi, these are ex US and Canadian units rebuilt
> > here to BB trucks about 15 years ago.
> >
> >
> > lynnpowell Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > How many years were these locomotives in
> > service?
> >
> > Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 09/10/19 16:33
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

A video made today by friend Rodrigo Braga shows the last run of theses SD's going from EPM station to EMD factory to be canibalized and then torched.

https://youtu.be/AaI_NL34_4s

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 09/10/19 16:41
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

Pictures from my friend Rodrigo Braga taken ay EPM yard, the last step before EMD factory.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/10/19 16:43
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

More pics from Rodrigo.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/10/19 16:45
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

More...some units are empty

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/10/19 16:47
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

Even the bell is gone...

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/10/19 16:50
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

More...some units without traction motors too.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 09/10/19 16:52
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

The train leaving EPM yard.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/10/19 16:54
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

Prudente de Morais station  (EPM)

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/10/19 16:56
Re: Train S396 with BB40-3 for scrapping
Author: pedrop

The end of the train had two BB36-7's for braking.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








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