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Date: 02/04/20 17:37
MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, Vale mining narrow gauge started a heavy MoW inside Sabará tunnel near here. The bore has 2,908.89 meters long and a grade of 1%. It is a wet tunnel and it is suffering a heavy maintenance for the third time. Now, all crossties and rails will be changed in one time. So, we won't have trains in that  line for 13 days. It means almost  all train in my area will stop too, since most them come and go to Vale system.
Pics and videos  from friends working  there. 

1 -3) A special  gate was built to enable to force fresh air to the employees inside the bore.
 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/20 17:38 by pedrop.








Date: 02/04/20 17:46
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

4) The crew is working 24 hours a day to finish the job in expected time.
5 - 6) Starting to pile the new sleepers inside the tunnel. 

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/20 18:06 by pedrop.








Date: 02/04/20 17:48
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Some small videos.

7) Testing the  fans

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 02/04/20 17:50
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

8) The gang crew starting entering the tunnel.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 02/04/20 17:53
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

9 -11) Working inside the bore.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways

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Date: 02/04/20 17:57
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: pedrop

12) For sure a hard job. Not for those who have claustrophobia.

If I receive more pics or videos I will add them here.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/20 18:01 by pedrop.

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Date: 02/06/20 07:01
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: Coalca

Thanks for sharing these



Date: 02/08/20 21:44
Re: MoW inside Vale biggest tunnel ( Brazil)
Author: zorz

Thanks as always for posting!



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