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Date: 01/03/20 05:25
Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

My friend Rony who lives in Goiania, GO took these pics of train V043 distributing new cross ties in a section of tracks abandoned since 2018. The location is between Senador Canedo (ECD) and Bonfinopolis (EBF), both in Goias (GO) state. These tracks were abandoned after VLI ends with fuel trains contracts with Petrobras (petroleum Co.) to serve Goiania with fuel. Now they did a new contract and the D trains (petroleum derivates) will start again in those tracks.

1 - 3) The U20C leading the consist run backwards at 10 km per hour in the old tracks.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/20 07:14 by pedrop.








Date: 01/03/20 05:35
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - VLI 3856 is wearing an old special painting.
5 - 6 Unit 3902 cross the road while the train moves backwards.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/03/20 05:38
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 -  9 The train moving backwards starts to cross the road after the chief of the gang crew closes the road.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/03/20 05:41
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - The train cleared the road and disappears in the forest

11 - A view of the tracks

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/20 05:42 by pedrop.






Date: 01/03/20 11:16
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Hard to find the track in some of the photos.  I bet the engines slipped a lot on the weed covered track. And, replacing ties in all that grass would not be fun either.  Still amazed that the railroads in Brazil don't control the  weeds.



Date: 01/03/20 13:29
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: jcaestecker

A weedburner would do the trick -- and probably take care of the ties also!

-John



Date: 01/03/20 13:53
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

 They use chemical to control the weed, but they are prohibited in some locations, specially near rivers. Another point is that in tropical lands like here the rains are more effective to the growth of the  weeds than the poisons to kill them.
jcaestecker Wrote:
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> A weedburner would do the trick -- and probably
> take care of the ties also!
>
> -John

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/03/20 15:28
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Well, it didn't seem to bother those weeds.



Date: 01/03/20 20:42
Re: Restoring the tracks (Brazil)
Author: cabsignaldrop

Neat photos! I love to see a line coming back to life.

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