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Date: 01/28/20 07:31
Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, VLI moved some BB36-7's to increase the number of them in the limestone route from Arcos, MG to Barra Mansa, RJ. The units were moved from Divinópolis shops following a route without much traffic in the last ten years. The limestone  route has great sceneries in the mountains and is a challenge to operate any kind of trains, specially with big units like these.
VLI is planning to send a BB40-2 to test there also, but most people say it won't be a good idea since they are much bigger and heavy than the BB36's.
Pictures from friend Elton Fernandes, from Ijaci, MG.
Enjoy.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/20 09:17 by pedrop.



Date: 01/28/20 07:36
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

1 and 2) Low speed on bad rails. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 01/28/20 07:40
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

3) Lowing the  weeds along the way.

4) The train also took some  new crossties to distribute where the tracks  were too bad for the train.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 01/28/20 07:46
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

5) A pic of the train crossing Macai dam from Helton book in Instagram.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways




Date: 01/28/20 07:54
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: King_Coal

Another amazing series of photos. These locomotives certainly are weed-wackers. I'm also fascinated by the horn placement on the BB36-7 - must be incredibly loud in the cab.

Thanks for sharing.



Date: 01/28/20 09:14
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

We can easily perceive these were ex Conrail units. The blue painting is coming back under Vale and FCA livery.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 01/28/20 09:55
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: retcsxcfm

From your answer to the floods in Aussie Land.
It seems that where you live the floods are really
bad also.

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 01/28/20 10:40
Re: Moving some BB36-7's to the limestone route (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, yes we had the worse floods of all times near here, in BH city and other 100 locations in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states. The tracks were closed in many locations, but not seriously damaged.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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