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Date: 01/03/20 13:34
A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I found this V train (V is the code for MoW trains in VLI and Vale systems) parked here in town today afternoon. A BB36-7, three U20C and a GT46. I think the GT46 is going to EMD factory for some repair or inspection. The factory is about 60 km far from here in these same tracks. 

1 - a rear view of consist
2 - a front view. The was no space to get the BB36 in this view.
3- fca 8504 is a former Norfolk Western / NS C36-7

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/20 14:32 by pedrop.








Date: 01/03/20 13:48
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 - Rear view of  8504.
5 - 6 The U20C's

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/03/20 13:57
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - 9 The GT46

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/03/20 13:59
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

10 - The rear truck
11 - The robel
12 - A view of the train o track 3

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/03/20 14:03
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

13 - 15 Other U20C's parked in the yard. These do the locals and yard switching jobs.

Sorry for the pics quality. All done with my cell phone.

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/20 14:33 by pedrop.








Date: 01/03/20 15:26
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Pedro what is the large industry?



Date: 01/03/20 16:03
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, it is Soicon cement plant. It is a group from Portugal that produces a cement called LIZ.

16 - Broad gauge tank cars. Nowadays they dispach cement in bags and most of the tank cars are leased to Holcim factories.
17- The silos had the Liz logotype and name before the last restoration.

tomstp Wrote:
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> Pedro what is the large industry?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 01/03/20 20:39
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Thanks.  Those are weird looking cement cars.  In the US  bulk cement is carried in hopper cars.  It used to be in sacks weighing 80 lbs each.  You still can buy it in sacks but they are probably sent by trucks.



Date: 01/04/20 07:21
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: BuddPullman

Great series of photographs and intrigueing equipment.

On a similar note, are any of the Budd built passenger cars contructed in Red Lion, PA still on the railroad property there in Brazil, or have they all been retired?



Date: 01/04/20 07:24
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: goneon66

outstanding images pedro.  thanks for the views.........

66



Date: 01/04/20 12:34
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, a good amount of Budd cars still exists, some are operational on Rumo and preservation groups like ABPF.



BuddPullman Wrote:
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> Great series of photographs and intrigueing
> equipment.
>
> On a similar note, are any of the Budd built
> passenger cars contructed in Red Lion, PA still on
> the railroad property there in Brazil, or have
> they all been retired?

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/05/20 06:31
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

18 - Hi, today morning I found the same V train in the yard, but they  removed U20C 2530 and GT46 8224 from the consist. The train will be here until next tuesday.

19 - I like the BB36's front section. The ones derivated from old C36's are a bit different from the ones derivated from old B36's. These ones have larger porches over the trucks.

20 - The U20C's 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/20 06:32 by pedrop.








Date: 01/08/20 21:32
Re: A nice consist (Brazil)
Author: BuddPullman

Thank you for the update Pedro!

Hu

pedrop Wrote:
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> Hi, a good amount of Budd cars still exists, some
> are operational on Rumo and preservation groups
> like ABPF.
>
>
>
> BuddPullman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Great series of photographs and intrigueing
> > equipment.
> >
> > On a similar note, are any of the Budd built
> > passenger cars contructed in Red Lion, PA still
> on
> > the railroad property there in Brazil, or have
> > they all been retired?
>
> Posted from Android



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