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Date: 01/12/20 07:03
Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, my friend Everton sent me these videos and pics of fuel train D717 running near his ranch today morning.

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/12/20 07:06
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

1 and 3 - the couple of BB40's climbing the tortuous grade of the hill near Djalma Dutra siding. 

2 - VLI tank cars 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 01/12/20 07:08
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4 and 5 - the consist twisting along the tortuous route.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 01/12/20 07:12
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

6 - The video of train D717

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 01/12/20 07:14
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

7 - D717 seen from the ranch.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/20 07:15 by pedrop.

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Date: 01/12/20 14:36
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

I may be asking a impossible to answer question but here goes.  On the narrow gauge what is the average speed in miles per hour and the same question for broad gauge?  And what is the speed limit for both?



Date: 01/12/20 18:32
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: King_Coal

Good sound on those.

I'm trying to picture that train on the Cumbres and Toltec!

Thanks for sharing.
 



Date: 01/12/20 18:51
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, well we use KM per hour here. In the narrow gauge tracks of the best quality like Vale EFVM we can see passenger trains up to 80 km/h and freight 60km/h. VLI and other with poor tracks can run up to 50 km/h.

Broad gauge freight trains run from 50 to 80 km/h depending of the tracks. Vale and VLI broad gauge have good tracks and the speed is nice too.

Pedro

tomstp Wrote:
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> I may be asking a impossible to answer question
> but here goes.  On the narrow gauge what is the
> average speed in miles per hour and the same
> question for broad gauge?  And what is the speed
> limit for both?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/12/20 19:12
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: 4489

That is a heck of a ranch!



Date: 01/12/20 19:29
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

Thanks Pedro.  50 KM = 31 mph:  60km= 37 mph, 80 km=49 mph.
 



Date: 01/12/20 20:28
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

Didn’t the Pondorosa at the end have a narrow gauge line and the V&T in Virginia City?  Ben Cartwright was a progressive business man.



Date: 01/12/20 22:16
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: PHall

So this is the Brazilian Cans?



Date: 01/12/20 22:27
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: JGFuller

Tunnel Motors in Brazil??!!

Jack Fuller
Lafayette, CA



Date: 01/13/20 02:44
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, sir...one of them. Almost all railroads here have Can trains.


PHall Wrote:
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> So this is the Brazilian Cans?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/13/20 02:45
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes sir, former UP tunnel motors rebuilt to narrow gauge.

JGFuller Wrote:
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> Tunnel Motors in Brazil??!!

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/13/20 09:00
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: gaspeamtrak

Taht was quite a long train for down there???
Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)



Date: 01/13/20 11:18
Re: Fuel train D717 (Brazil)
Author: PHall

They use knuckle couplers down there so long trains are common.



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