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Date: 11/08/19 08:11
A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, my friend Rony did a fast visit to old São Paulo Railway cable machines that push and pull the trains at Paranapiacaba hill.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/19 08:13 by pedrop.








Date: 11/08/19 08:15
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The huge machines at level 5

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 11/08/19 08:41
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: E25

Interesting operation, Pedro.

https://www.wondersofworldengineering.com/scalingramparts.html

 

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 11/08/19 09:12
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More...

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/19 09:13 by pedrop.








Date: 11/08/19 09:15
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More on the machine room

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 11/08/19 09:16
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Fog is common at that hill

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 11/08/19 09:18
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

old machines

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 11/08/19 09:19
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: dan

wonder if that influenced the broader gauge choice, of having cables , when did it stop operating?



Date: 11/08/19 09:20
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

MRS old GE's in the yard

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 11/08/19 09:23
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

The old british cemetery at Paranapiacaba

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 11/08/19 09:30
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

For sure, the british companies influencied the broad gauge in Brazil, since tbe first companies were started by them. 
The funicular operated normally until 1976, and for tourism until 1994. But due to the bad condition of the old structure of Grota Funda viaduct it was closed that year. 

dan Wrote:
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> wonder if that influenced the broader gauge
> choice, of having cables , when did it stop
> operating?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 11/08/19 11:16
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: BobP

Definitely more.



Date: 11/08/19 14:56
Re: A fast visit to old Sao Paulo Railway cable machines (Brazil)
Author: utwazoo

Love Victorian engineering



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